Celeste Price is an eighth-grade English
teacher in suburban Tampa. She’s undeniably attractive. She drives a red
Corvette with tinted windows. Her husband, Ford, is rich, square-jawed, and
devoted to her.
But Celeste’s devotion lies elsewhere. She has
a singular sexual obsession: fourteen-year-old boys. Celeste pursues her
craving with sociopathic meticulousness and forethought; her sole purpose in
becoming a teacher is to fulfill her passion and provide her access to her
compulsion. As the novel opens, fall semester at Jefferson Jr. High is
In mere weeks, Celeste has chosen and lured
the lusciously naive Jack Patrick into her web. Jack is enthralled and in awe
of his teacher, and, most important, willing to accept Celeste’s terms for a
secret relationship—car rides after school; rendezvous at Jack’s house while
his single father works late; body-slamming encounters in Celeste’s empty
classroom between periods.
Ever mindful of the danger, the perpetual risk
of exposure, Jack’s father’s own attraction to her, and the ticking clock as
Jack leaves innocent boyhood behind, the hyperbolically insatiable Celeste
bypasses each hurdle with swift thinking and shameless determination, even when
the solutions involve greater misdeeds than the affair itself. In slaking her
sexual thirst, Celeste Price is remorseless and deviously free of hesitation, a
monstress driven by pure motivation. She deceives everyone, and cares nothing
for anyone or anything but her own pleasure. Download and start listening now!