Title : Sweetest Taboo
Series : Sweetest Taboo #1
Author : Eva Marques
Publication Date : October 1st, 2012
Date Read : January 9, 2012
Sweetest Taboo is a true story of a young teenager who fell in love with her swim coach. The girl, Isabel Cruz is in her age of 15 when she fell head over heels in love with Mr.Steven. It's definitely taboo since he's a married man with two children and he could be his father instead of his lover. The fact that she's still 15 and he's in his late thirties makes things get more complicated. But love has no age limit, I guess since even a grandfather could get married with a teenager. So it's not a problem (Although I'm not sure if we're talking about love or money in that case) What annoys me the most is when they never considered how Mr.Steven's wife and their children feelings if they know about this affair. But we don't really know how they feel since this book centers on the life and relationship of Tom and Isabel.
Isabel is a home-wrecker who plays with fire by falling in love with her swim coach. At first they are just giving compliments to each other, then they start writing letters. The affair getting more intense when they started kissing, groping, cuddling, etc (you figure it out yourself) I don't think if I'd ever like Isabel,though. Secrets are supposed to be kept to yourself, but she just told everything to her best friends. She doesn't even try to hide the fact that she has a crush on him since the beginning.
Lesson to be learned :
1. Don't fall in love with your teacher.
2. If you can't help it then at least don't fall in love with a married teacher.
3. If you have fallen in love with your teacher and he/she loves you too, it'd better to get things straight from the beginning by telling him/her that you want a normal relationship, not based on lies, hiding,lust,backstreet, etc. But then it'd just make you a home-wrecker. (so, the best thing is don't fall in love with him/her)
4. If by any chance you have already falling deeply in love with your teacher or having an affair with him/her (which I wish would never happen) but if it should happen, then don't ever tell anyone, because you can't risk someone report it to other teachers or your parents, or worse, to the police.
How do you see this book is all depends on your personal beliefs. It's either you like it so much or you'll hate it. I won't say I support this kind of relationship because it is illegal and feels so wrong, but things would get easier if he's not married and he's not his teacher. I won't judge anyone since this is not a made-up story but based on reality. What's done is done and we couldn't go back to the past and correct our mistakes, instead we should move forward and work for a brighter future. However, I'd give my best appreciation to Eva Marques for writing a controversial story like this.
- Not recommended to teenagers.
- Just like Fallen Too Far, I didn't know the book is over yet ;__; thankfully the second book will be released on this March.
Rating : 2/5