16 Best Taboo Teacher Student Romance Books

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In the mood for a forbidden teacher/student romance? You’re in luck. I have put together a curated list of the best taboo teacher/student romance books on the market that are guaranteed to satisfy all those scandalous cravings. 

Manhattan Secret by V. Theia

The moment Lachlan Fierro eyes land upon Delaney Sloan, he knows he’s a goner.

After a chance encounter in a bar brings Lachlan and Delaney closer than ever, Lachlan is disappointed when his mystery girl disappears…only to be pleasantly surprised when he finds her in his computer studies class the next day. The only problem? She’s the new teacher.

Read Manhattan Secret if you’re looking for a steamy forbidden love between a teacher and her student. 

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The Unrequited by Saffron A. Kent

Layla Robinson is in desperate need of a distraction which comes in the form of the pompous and brooding artist, Thomas Abrams. There are two problems with this: one, he’s her professor and two, he’s married. Thomas is completely off limits, so will Layla act on her feelings? Stupid question, we all know she will. The real question is whether Thomas will still give her an A in the class…   

Read The Unrequited if you’re in the mood for a teacher-student relationship between two broken souls that are seemingly beyond repair.

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Sweet Dandelion by Micalea Smeltzer

On November 12th, Dandelion “Dani” Meadows’ life was forever altered when a school shooter opened fire at her high school, robbing her of her mother, her innocence, and her life. Though she recovered from the near-fatal wound that left her with a permanent limp, the psychological scars never healed. 

When she moves in with her older brother to repeat her senior year, Dani has low expectations for the upcoming school year and even lower expectations for the school counselor she is to see every day. Those expectations wither away when she meets Lachlan Matthew Taylor. With every session, he breaks down her walls brick by brick. But what happens when lines blur and the school counselor becomes her everything?

Raw, sexy, and emotional, Sweet Dandelion is a beautifully forbidden romance about loss, grief, anxiety, friendship, family, love, and fear of the future. For an emotionally-charged romance between a student and her guidance counselor, I recommend adding Micalea Smeltzer’s captivating slow-burn love story to your bookshelf. 

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Defy by L.J. Shen

Defy tells the story of Melody Greene, a twenty-six year old woman whose career as a dancer ended after an accident. When she lands a job as a teacher at an elite high school, she never expects to have an affair with Jaime Followhill, an arrogant and sexy-as-sin senior who also happens to be the principal’s son. 

Read Defy if you’re searching for a fast burn teacher-student romance that will get your blood pumping.

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A Different Blue by Amy Harmon

A Different Blue centers around Blue Echohawk, a girl with no name, no age, and no history. At nineteen, Blue Echohawk should be attending college with the rest of her peers, not starting her senior year of high school. But after being abandoned at two and left in the hands of a drifter, Blue did not start school until the age of ten. Jaded, broken, and insecure, Blue has accepted that nothing will come of her future. That is until she meets her hot new British teacher Darcy Wilson and the unlikeliest of friendships blooms between the two opposites.

Emotional, bittersweet, and beautifully written, A Different Blue is an enthralling student-teacher romance about friendship, love, redemption, and self-discovery. If you’re looking to go through every emotion in the book, I recommend reading Amy Harmon’s New York Times bestseller. Remember to grab a box of tissues.

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Crash Course by Alyssa Wilde

Minutes after a mesmerizing stranger came to her rescue with the promise of gas money, Arden Hart suffered a near-fatal accident that left her with a year’s worth of physical therapy and a mountain of hospital bills. Forced to repeat her senior year, Arden never expects to find the man who has haunted her dreams since the night of the accident teaching her creative writing class. At 18-years-old, Arden Hart’s path crossed with Henry Ames and, a year later, their lives would become irrevocably intertwined, for better or worse. 

Emotional, angsty, and taboo, Crash Course is a beautiful slow-burn romance about abandonment, emotional abuse, trauma, love, and healing. As one of the best teacher/student romance books on the market, you should add Alyssa Wilde’s debut novel to your TBR list.

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Dark Notes by Pam Godwin

At seventeen, Ivory Westbrook is a survivor with dreams of a better life. And as one of the most gifted pianists that have graced the halls of her prestigious academy, she has a chance at turning those dreams into her reality by earning a sought-after spot at Leopold, one of the most coveted performing arts colleges in the world.

But in a world where money and nepotism reign, Ivory is at a clear disadvantage. When she returns for her senior year to news of her biggest supporter’s retirement, Ivory fears all her hard work has been for nothing. And if anyone other than Emeric Marceaux took on the role as her new instructor, she’d be right. 

Heartbreaking, sexy and gritty, Dark Notes is one of the best dark teacher-student romances to date. If you can’t get enough of age gaps, BDSM and complex characters, you’ll love this dark romance.

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Misbehaved by Charleigh Rose

Remington Stringer is looking for a way out and her prayers are answered when she is offered a scholarship at a prestigious private school. There she meets the aloof and secretive debate teacher, Mr. James. Every sign points away from Pierce, but Remi decides to throw caution to the wind when she seeks him out, leading to a whirlwind romance. The question is, how will it end? 

If you’re on the market for a slow-burn teacher-student relationship with tons of sexual tension, you’re in the right place. 

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Waking Olivia by Elizabeth O’Roark

College coach Will Langstrom has no time for distractions. Between a struggling cross-country team, a mountain of debt, and a failing farm, the last thing he needs is more trouble. And that’s what his newest runner will be, an epic distraction. 

Olivia Finnegan had a promising running career before it all fell apart when she took a bat to her former teammate. Stripped of her status as a D1 athlete, Olivia is transferred to a new school and placed in a lower bracket. The only perk of the entire arrangement is that she gets to train under the legendary coach Peter McEwan. Or so she thinks. Olivia’s excitement quickly deflates when she learns that she will be working with the cocky asshole who has it out for her. But when her night terrors trigger memories from her past, Will will become the least of her problems. In fact, he may just be her salvation.

Read Waking Olivia if you are in the mood for a taboo sports romance that will tug at your heartstrings. Even better, it is slow-burn, so the sexual tension is off the charts by the time the two get together.

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On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves

When thirty-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a job to tutor sixteen-year-old T.J. Callahan at his family’s summer home, she accepts. Anna and T.J. are en-route to meet up with T.J.’s family when the pilot suffers from a heart attack and crashes into the Indian Ocean. Their life jackets are the only things keeping them afloat before they find themselves on an uninhabited island. As months shift into years, feelings surface. With nothing holding them back besides their own fears, it’s up to them to shatter the barrier and take their relationship to the next level. After all, they only have each other.

Read On the Island if you’re eager to devour one of the best teacher/student romance books featuring an unforgettable story of love, bravery and survival. 

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To Professor, with Love by Linda Kage

Noel Gamble is the popular and talented star quarterback for a college football team and from the outside, he seemingly has it all: looks, girls, and a future championship… except that is far from the truth. 

If you asked students their opinion on Dr. Aspen Kavanagh, they would probably say she’s a cold-hearted bitch… except it’s all a charade. 

When Aspen and Noel’s lives collide, they could have never anticipated how much they would fall for each other, but with so much on the line, is it all worth it? 

Do you love your forbidden romance books drowning in sexual tension? If you answered yes, To Professor, With Love is the next taboo love story you should add to your growing list of books to read.

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Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Layken is reeling after the unexpected death of her father, but no one would know that by her outward persona. A chance encounter with 21-year-old Will Cooper will push Lake and Will together, but come Monday morning, everything will unravel when they realize that he’s her new English teacher and she’s his student. 

Slammed is one of the best teacher/student romance books for anyone looking for a touching love story between two complex individuals and many amazing slam poetry moments.

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Kulti by Mariana Zapata

Budding soccer star Sal is overjoyed when she hears about their new coach: Reiner Kulti. As her long-time childhood crush and idol, she can think of nothing better than being coached by the elusive soccer legend. That is until she meets him and realizes he’s a shadow of the passionate champion she admired growing up.

If you love slow-burn sports romance books with an age gap, then it’s time to give Kulti a go. You’ll love it.

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Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland 

In a case of mistaken identity, grad student Rachel Martin verbally eviscerates the man she believes to be the guy who broke her best friend’s heart. Imagine her surprise the day after when she meets the professor she is to be a TA for and it’s none other than the stranger from the bar, Professor Caine West. 

Vi Keeland must have a magic keyboard because she writes some of the best slow burn romance books and never fails to captivate her readers. In Beautiful Mistake, Keeland tells a story of family, friendship, passion, love, heartache and healing. It’s undoubtedly one of her best slow burn romances yet, so I recommend adding it to your queue.

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Loving Mr. Daniels by Brittainy C. Cherry

Losing her best friend and twin sister to leukemia nearly destroyed Ashlyn Jennings. Being shipped off to live with her estranged father was just the cherry on top. While on the train, Ashlyn meets a beautiful blue-eyed stranger who invites her to watch his band perform. The two lost souls form an instant connection that is soon threatened when Ashlyn walks into her English class and sees that the beautiful blue-eyed stranger is her teacher: Mr. Daniels. 

Beautiful, forbidden, and raw, Loving Mr. Daniels is an emotionally-charged story about love, loss, and healing. As one of the best teacher/student romance books, I suggest adding it to your bookshelf. 

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Lessons in Corruption by Giana Darling

After spending years in an unhappy marriage, a fresh start is exactly what Cressida Irons needs. When she starts all over in a new town with a new job as a teacher, she never anticipates King Kyle Garro, a man that knows that he wants and refuses to let anything, or anyone, stand in his way. The only problem in this scenario is, well, he’s her student.

Read Lessons in Corruption if you’re in the mood for a forbidden romance between a teacher and a student.

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