The Ultimate List of Teacher-Student Romance Books

by Maryse on October 13, 2012 · 59 comments

in Book Recommendations

Some of you have specifically asked for this list, and/or made excellent book recommendations for it. Wonderful idea!! I happily gathered what I could find (and what you’ve suggested), right here.

Kylie: I just finished A Season of Eden and as much as I enjoyed it, it was a bit toned down for my liking. So I thought… what about a new category, we’ve had rock stars and mob men. How about teacher/professor student relationships, I have to say I think this is a great idea!!

Karen: The gist of the story is this:  William Honor is Emma’s (very young) college professor that she is crushing on.  (I think she is 21 and he is 25). The attraction is mutual and William acts on it because he always gets what he wants… Honor Student is really just like the introduction to the characters and the situation because, coming from Emma’s POV, she really has no idea what she is getting into.  On the other hand, Honor Thy Teacher is a wild roller-coaster ride that will have your heart pounding triple-time from beginning to end!!  Of course we don’t really want a William in our life, but as far as fantasy crushes go – with his dark looks and tattoo that wraps around his back – he ranks right up there with the best of them!!!

This was a difficult list to create because often, the teacher student forbidden romance plot is a “surprise” that you’re not supposed to see coming, and I’ve had to check out a few spoilers a bit, to uncover these.

DO NOT LOOK DOWN if you like to be surprised reading a romance book, when that *oomph* hits you and you realize that you’ve just entrenched yourself in a “forbidden love” book. Personally I love going into a book having no idea I’m going to hit a “touchy/controversial/shocking NO.WAY! moment” (within reason… I much prefer “shock-value” moments to be between “18 and overs”. However… that is not always the case below).

I’ve had to break my personal “no spoiler” rules here to make this list now that I’ve discovered much of this “genre”. But I’ll live. I’m sure they’ll be just as exciting, I just won’t be “as shocked” when I hit that moment. Or, I’ll purge these from my mind and hope to come across them in a “surprise” way. Yah. That’ll work. ;) Ummm… unless I use this list. And then. My plot has been foiled!

Of course, some are blatantly obvious in their subject matter… but some really are supposed to take the reader by surprise. In fact, I remember reading a book not too long ago (some of you may know which one I’m referring to…. ;) ), having no clue and it was one of THESE!!! Ohhhhh yesssss!! I was delighted because I didn’t even see it coming. So I know. This is hard to choose from ’cause you might lose that element of surprise picking out of this list. You might want this genre of book, but you might prefer going into it having no idea that it’s one of those. If that’s the case, don’t look down. If you absolutely feel like reading one of “these” then by all means.. scroll down and choose one. ;)  Oh!! And if you know of any more, send ‘em my way and I’ll add them below.

Listed in alphabetical order (by author):

  1. Apples For Teacher (A Student Teacher Romance) by Alexandrinha Abbott
  2. A Taste of Temptation (Love Spectrum Romance) by Reneé Alexis
  3. This Love (University of Branton) by Nazarea Andrews
  4. Half-Blood (Covenant) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  5. Behind Closed Doors by Ashelyn Drake
  6. Love Lessons by David Belbin
  7. Drowning Instinct by Ilsa J. Bick
  8. A Kiss Remembered by Sandra Brown
  9. LOSING IT by Cora Carmack <—- FANTASTIC read!!! (my review)
  10. Betrayed (House of Night, Book 2) (House of Night Novels) by P.C. Cast <— (my review)
  11. The Rehearsal: A Novel by Eleanor Catton
  12. Portrait of a Girl Running (Portraits) by J.B. Chicoine
  13. Prelude by William Coles
  14. Innocents by Kathy Coote
  15. Almost Eighteen (Wilson Mooney) by Gretchen De La O
  16. Eighteen at Last (Wilson Mooney) by Gretchen De La O
  17. Beyond Eighteen (The Wilson Mooney Series) by Gretchen De La O
  18. Against All Odds by Alexia Vella Dequera
  19. Shuttered Affections (Cornerstone #1) by Rene Folsom
  20. Run to Me by Erin Golding <— she’s the teacher (coach) and he is the student…
  21. Flanders Point by Jacquie Gordon
  22. The Truth About You & Me by Amanda Grace <— she’s 16… but doesn’t tell him.
  23. Broken Ever After by Natalie Graham
  24. Priceless (Irresistible Attraction) by Cat Grant
  25. On the Island: A Novel by Tracey Garvis Graves <— (my review)
  26. Run to Me by Erin Golding
  27. Flanders Point (G K Hall Large Print Book Series) by G K Hall
  28. A Different Blue by Amy Harmon <— MUCH LOVED by so many in our crew!!!
  29. The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber <— (my review)
  30. Counterfeit Love by Elysa Hendricks
  31. Slammed by Colleen Hoover <— (FANTASTIC READ!!! my review)
  32. The Instructor: A Novel by Ann Ireland
  33. So Many Reasons Why (So many reasons, book 1) by Missy Johnson <— PJ recommends this one! “I just started reading “So Many Reasons Why” Book 1 by Missy Johnson. Twenty-year old agoraphobic girl attacked as a child hasn’t left her house in 10 years. She begins an innocent email chat with her Professor and the story builds from there.So far it feels pretty authentic. I’m intrigued to see where it goes.”
  34. Falling for the Teacher (Harlequin Super Romance) by Tracy Kelleher
  35. Discipline by Valerie Kidd
  36. Seduce Me! by Jessica Lambert
  37. A Season of Eden by Jennifer Laurens
  38. Want by Stephanie Lawton
  39. The Ivy Lessons (Devoted, Book 1) by J Lerman
  40. Summer and Lilacs by Lori Lightner
  41. Dating DaVinci by Malena Lott
  42. Being with Her (Loving Her Series) by Amanda Lynn
  43. A Good Student by Elliott Mabeuse
  44. How It’s Done by Christine Cole MacLean
  45. Sweetest Taboo: A Novel by Eva Márquez
  46. Tamed by Lynne Maris
  47. Out of Time: A Time Travel Mystery by Monique Martin
  48. Taming the Beast by Emily Maguire
  49. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead <— (my review)
  50. Frostbite: A Vampire Academy Novel by Richelle Mead <—(my review)
  51. Shadow Kiss: A Vampire Academy Novel: 3 by Richelle Mead <— (my review)
  52. Wilson Mooney, Almost Eighteen by Wilson Mooney
  53. Her Cold Kiss by Barbara Morgenroth
  54. After Class (The After Class Romance Series) by Ella Morris
  55. Honor Student (Honor Series) by Teresa Mummert
  56. Honor Thy Teacher (Honor Series) by Teresa Mummert
  57. Honor & Obey (Honor Series) by Teresa Mummert
  58. Mister Kreasey’s Demon by Raymond Nickford
  59. Teach Me by R.A. Nelson
  60. The Webster Grove Series by Tracie Puckett
  61. When Summer Ends by Isabelle Rae
  62. Unteachable by Leah Raeder <— Great writing! my review
  63. Nocturne by Charles Sheehan-Miles & Andrea Randall <— so good! my review
  64. If I Stay by Evan Reeves
  65. Teach Me, Professor: A sexy short story of a student-teacher romance with a twist (Sara’s Shorts) by John Reins
  66. Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard
  67. Gabriel’s Rapture by Sylvain Reynard
  68. The Low Notes by Kate Roth
  69. Hush by Jacqueline Sauvageau
  70. Teacher’s Pet (teacher student relationship) by Jess C. Scott <— super short
  71. Someone Like You (The Educators) by Katherine Shay
  72. Forbidden (Hollis Family) by Ryla St. John
  73. Teach Me by Amy Lynn Steele
  74. Where You Are by J.H. Trunble <— m/m student-teacher!
  75. Twisting You by Simone Van Duin
  76. Preservation by Rachael Wade
  77. Good (Too Good series) by S. Walden <— has that extra taboo edge to it (my review)
  78. Damaged by H.M Ward
  79. Soul Mate by Ronald Lewis Weaver
  80. Easy by Tammara Webber <— Fantastic!! (My review)
  81. Love Lessons by Jaqueline Wilson


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{ 59 comments… read them below or add one }

Jaymi October 13, 2012 at 6:14 PM

I really liked Preservation by Rachael Wade too! :)

Kathy October 13, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Great list as always, Maryse! As a teacher, I shiver at the thought, but secretly (in the closet) loved some of these books. Don’t forget about On the Island! Teacher or tutor/student that I absolutely adored!

Alicia October 13, 2012 at 6:20 PM

You missed On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves!!

Maryse October 13, 2012 at 6:41 PM

OH YES!!!!! Alicia & Kathy. Of course!!! YAY!

Maryse October 13, 2012 at 6:45 PM

YES Jaymi thank you!! Good catch!

Irene October 13, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Love the Honor Series by Teresa Mummert!!

Rena October 13, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Shouldn’t Easy by Tammara Webber be on here? One of my faves!

Christy October 13, 2012 at 9:30 PM

I just finished Losing It by Cora Carmack and it fits perfectly in this list! Loved it!!!

Maryse October 14, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Yep Rena!! It does fit here. Thanks!

Thanks Christy, I’m putting it on the list! :)

LucyLou October 14, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Maryse, These look yummy. Thanks for another great list.

Traci A. October 14, 2012 at 10:04 AM

How about “The Good Student” by Elliot Mabeuse – I ran across this one as an audiobook from my local library. It is very heavy on the D/s relationship if you can handle that kind of thing! ;-)

Maryse October 14, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Thanks Traci!! I added it :)

Tammie October 14, 2012 at 11:11 AM

I really liked the book “Out of Time” by Monique Martin. This has a professor, former student who is now his assistant and vampires. I would really recommend and book # 2 is out now.

Lisa October 14, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Here’s one to add to your list:
The Sweetest Taboo by Eva Marques
HS girl and her teacher who is married and with a child.

Lisa October 14, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Here’s one to add to your list:

Sweetest Taboo by Eva Marquez

HS girl and her married teacher who also has a child.

Candice October 14, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Holy Sheep!! AWESOME list :)

Celeste October 15, 2012 at 4:08 AM

I just read Losing It tonight! I loved it! Funny and emotional!

Allie M. October 15, 2012 at 6:29 PM

I just read Flander’s Point. I can’t remember the author name, but it was actually pretty good.

Maryse October 16, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Ok I added the new suggestions, and now I’ve got to check out “Losing it”. I squawked with delight when I read that synopsis!

Maryse October 16, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Ok all I’ve got to say is OMG “Losing It” was brilliant! LOVED it!! Practically perfection for me!

Kelsie October 17, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Just finished When Summer Ends and it was really good!

Christine October 19, 2012 at 8:10 AM

A few more to add: “Drowning Instinct” by Ilsa J. Bick, “Seduce Me” by Jessica Lambert and “Want” by Stephanie Lawton

Christine October 19, 2012 at 8:26 AM

and a few more:
“Half-Blood (Covenant #1)” by Jennifer L. Armentrout
“The Rehearsal” by Eleanor Catton
“Love Lessons” by Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt
“Love Lessons” by David Belbin
“Taming the Beast” by Emily Maguire

Maryse October 20, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Thank you! All of the new ones you’ve suggested have been added! :)

Tricia January 18, 2013 at 8:37 PM

What about On The Island? I know it’s really not teaching but it involves a teacher and student….? I just loved that book.:)

Heather February 3, 2013 at 10:22 AM

What about Prey by Lurlene McDaniel and Boy Toy by Barry Lyga I’ve read these both and they are really good! :)

Dawna Raver February 24, 2013 at 8:45 PM

I love your site, and this was a great list! This is one of my favorite storylines. Gabriel’s Fire and Gabriel’s Inferno is my favorite among the ones listed.

Dawna Raver February 24, 2013 at 8:47 PM

I love your website and this list. Student/teacher is one of my favorites, along with older man/younger woman. That would be another good list.

PJ Taylor May 4, 2013 at 2:48 AM

I just started reading “So Many Reasons Why” Book 1 by Missy Johnson.

Twenty-year old agoraphobic girl attacked as a child hasn’t left her house in 10 years. She begins an innocent email chat with her Professor and the story builds from there.

So far it feels pretty authentic. I’m intrigued to see where it goes. See what you think. It’s $1.03 right now.

alexa May 14, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Captive in the dark & seduced in the dark.
Extremely dark series hence the name but SO GOOD !!!

Holly Tilling May 18, 2013 at 11:53 AM

The sequel to Preservation is out now, its called Reservation by Rachael Wade.

I enjoyed the first book but it isn’t one of my all time favourites.

Thank you for this list, I love teacher/student angst filled books

Alisha July 20, 2013 at 2:40 PM

What about Unteachable by Leah Raeder ? It’s really well written.

Teresa July 30, 2013 at 10:55 PM

I enjoyed A Different Blue by Amy Harmon.

Claire October 21, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Unteachable by Leah Raeder was awesome!! I just finished reading it and can’t stop thinking about it. Damaged 18 yr old high school girl who hooks up with older men meets her 32 yr old film studies teacher at a carnival a week before summer break ends. They hookup in his car but she freaked and took off on him when he wanted to get to know her better (and because she was surprised to feel the same…) Well of course they reconnected on the first day of school and that’s when all the fun started!! One of the best parts of this book though is the strong, sharp and realistic yet still vulnerable heroine, Maise O’Malley. So many books I’ve read recently star mostly innocent, virginal, unaware women and this book has me looking for something else staring a tough, lovable heroine (like Cat from Night Huntress…) That’d be a great list to do ‘Favorite Heroines/Female Characters’ since the rest mostly focus on the male lead in a story (not that I don’t loooove a good bad boy!!) Just a thought, and thanks for all your wonderful recommendations BEST BLOG EVER ;)

mica October 27, 2013 at 2:57 AM

As Claire above said, Unteachable by Leah Raeder is a brilliant story. I was reeled in from the first sentence to the last. It was so well written. It stands out from the teacher-student romance novels, in my opinion

amor November 17, 2013 at 4:13 AM

OMG! I love this site! Thankyou thankyou for the awesome list!
I’m currently reading Sylvain Reynard’s works(I’m on the second book, “Gabriel’s Rapture”)
I can’t wait for the 3rd book(Gabriel’s Redemption) that will be out on december! I really love Sylvain’s way with words. Plus, his book is hot and steamy, hmmmm.

P.S. I copied your list for future reference hehehe (I’m also looking forward for your updates!)
Love! love! love!

violet November 20, 2013 at 12:53 PM

hi maryse. i just found your blog. and it has great books recommendation that i can’t wait to read. anyway, can i request something? pretty please hehe :) do you know a book in mind that involving student with a teacher who’s much older than her? preferably 30 ^ and 18 something. and books that maybe can excite me because of the surprise element in the book? i need to read a book like that terribly. haih. been searching for it huhu T.T sorry for my poor english T.T

Maryse November 20, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Hi Violet! I believe Sylvain Reynard’s “Gabriel” books might be what you’re looking for. :)

Jennifer November 20, 2013 at 3:28 PM

I am loving this list! I have to recommend Roam by Kimberly Stedronsky for this list too. Here is a bit from the synopsis:

Roam Camden is a bright girl in small town Ohio, eager to graduate high school and pursue her dreams of teaching history. Her well-planned path includes Logan, her life-long friend… and now boyfriend. On the first day of her senior year she meets the new history teacher, West Perry, and senses that there is something deep within her soul that remembers him… and a life they once shared.

violet November 21, 2013 at 12:45 PM

thaaaaaaaaaaaaank you, Maryse! i’m gonna check the book out right away. ^_^

housecat November 23, 2013 at 9:02 PM

I am a BIG fan of the whole student teacher/professor premise. I’ve read a number of these books but one I’d like to recommend is Lost in Light by Kat Kingsley. There’s a little bdsm, somewhat along the same lines as 50 shades, but much better IMO.

By the way- I have only just scratched the surface of this site by I’ve found it useful SO many times. This is just the first time I’ve had something to contribute. Hope someone finds it helpful!

Maryse November 23, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Thank you housecat!! :) I’m going to check it out. *hug*

Blogger101 March 17, 2014 at 12:10 AM

Stealing Parker is a terrific one to add to that list! It’s a non stop page turner. Highly recommened

Noël Cades April 13, 2014 at 7:08 AM

I’ve just published my first ever novel which is in this wonderful genre!

It’s called “Forbidden Lessons” and is in all the usual places if you search by the title and my name (not sure if it’s appropriate to post links here). I would be very happy if you would like to include it.

Thanks also for your wonderful list, I’ve used to to find and buy around a dozen teacher-student novels already.

anna April 29, 2014 at 6:06 AM

hi,I’ve just discoverd your blog and I’m going to browse through it with a great pleasure:).I wonder if you could recommend something for me. I’m watching a fantastic tv series Once and again(1999) and there is a great teacher-student almost relationship. I love reading/watching about this kind of things- I mean when relationship is not based on instanteous lust and there is slow development of feeling and tension. I would be grateful for any recommendation:)

Zoey June 9, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Loving Mr. Daniels is a great one.

anonymous June 12, 2014 at 8:16 AM

Maryse, to say nocturne by Charles and Andrea is so good,is an understatement.that book even lacks a word to describe how it hot to me in a way I never thought.
unteachable,damaged,losing it and Gabriel’s inferno series which I’m still reading are brilliant.
Thanks for your list love!!

Kirsten June 28, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Read both Loving Mr Daniels and Nocturne today, both brilliant!

Veronica August 6, 2014 at 4:26 PM

How about Veiled Innocence by Ella Frank? Delicious read!

Simi Chatterjee August 15, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Such an awesome list. Thanks!! I was searching for new reads after Sweetest Taboo. Now, I have lots of recommendations. :)

mary August 15, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Recommend adding The Force of Gravity by Kelly Stevenson.

Cynthia October 18, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Loving Mr Daniels and Unveiled Innocence are alsoissing. Thx for the list!

Patricia December 4, 2014 at 12:47 PM

I also recommend The Force of Gravity, Book 1 by Kelly Stevenson. I can’t wait for Book 2.

Patricia December 7, 2014 at 10:29 PM

I’m curious…have the women reading these books had some sort of teacher/student romance experience. I know I did. It was in the 60′s and very innocent, but I like reading these books to fantasize about what might have been. Anyone else?

Blogger101 December 7, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Hey! I commented a while back, but I just wanted to recommend Stealing Parker by Miranda Kennelly again. It’s a phenomenal read, I highly suggest anyone to read it. A girl is working as assistant coach on her high school baseball team, however a relationship with the new coach emerges.

DesperatelyLooking December 15, 2014 at 7:01 PM

I am looking for a book I read in I believe 2006 about a female high school student who has an affair with her male teacher and her and her friends murder him after she ends up pregnant (the murder is the twist at the end of the book). It follows them through their troubled adult lives a bit. I read it and kept the book until my flood and the cleaners threw them all away and I do not remember the title.

anonymous December 17, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Patricia,I had an almost experience.I too just would wonder too

Denisa December 20, 2014 at 5:27 AM

Do you include female teacher – male student relationships on the list? I miss those that I know. If any books on your list fall into that category, could you tell me which ones? I am writing a thesis on such books.
Those that I know of are:
Prey by Lurlene McDaniel
Notes on a Scandal by Zoë Heller
Tampa by Alissa Nutting

Of male teacher – female student relationships I suggest Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee. The relationship is not the main focus of the novel but nevertheless its important part.

Gursimran February 5, 2015 at 5:44 PM

Hey! Can you please help me find this student teacher romance novel. I can’t remember the name of the book.
The main girl character was raped and was pregnant. Then she was admitted in a hostel and there her teacher helps her with all the stuff… the first time they meet, the girl was passed out.the girl also have panic attacks.

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