Title: Cocky Professor
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: M.A. Lee
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 15, 2020
My Rating: 

Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward's New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.


I was supposed to be starting a new life.

But, fate had something else in mind. 

I was in my senior year of college and had just started a new job at Morgan Financial Holdings and I was bound and determined to get my foot in the door of the business world. I refused to ask my Uncle Hollis for more help. He had given up his life to take care of me, no way was I going to ask him for anything else. 

However, my new professor, Declan Berkshire, just happened to be a huge cocky jerk. As the heir to a real estate franchise, he was both rich and a celebrity-- and truth be told, the hottest guy I had ever met. 

He also happened to be a client at Morgan Financial Holdings. Just my luck, right?

While I tried to keep a safe distance from Declan, he was finding every way possible to get my attention. 

We both knew it was wrong to fall into a relationship. He is my professor and I had way too much to lose if anyone were to find out, but we just couldn’t help ourselves. 

Then, we became front-page news.

Fearing I may have to drop my last class before earning my degree, I tried to end my relationship with Declan. Refusing to give me up, Declan fought for us when I didn’t think it was possible. 

With so much on the line, Declan made one of the most difficult decisions and one that led us to our own magical romance. But, it hasn’t been easy and someone is out to stop us from getting our happily ever after. 

Cocky professor had everything set up to be a novel that I was going to love. From the minute the main heroine Hailey accidentally runs into Declan spilling coffee all over him a steamy romance ensues only for Hailey to find out Declan is her new professor. 

While the steamy moments were great the plot fell flat at times. I felt like the author was trying too hard and trying to use too many tropes at a time when she should have been focusing on one. Is this an office romance or a student-teacher romance? At times, things felt rushed. The ending came abruptly. 

While I did enjoy the characters the main character Hailey annoyed me at times. While I was reading the ARC for this book there were sooooo many errors that at times it was hard to figure out what was going on. I know this will probably be fixed closer to publication but still..... With some work, this could be an amazing story. I can't help but edit when I read. I am a grammar junkie.

All in all, this was a pretty average read for me. I read it fast and enjoyed the banter between the two characters. I wish I would have rooted for the main characters a little more because honestly at times I did not care if they would end up together.


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M.A. Lee is the persona of a wife, mother, and coffee addict. Her love for writing began as a child and has flourished into a career as she fell in love with classic romance stories, but wanted to put her own twist on the ‘book boyfriend’ idea. You can find M.A. Lee enjoying time with her husband, kids, and dogs at her country home in Kentucky or at her many book signing events.