• Lessons in Corruption

  • A Student/Teacher Romance (The Fallen Men, Book 1)
  • By: Giana Darling
  • Narrated by: Savannah Peachwood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (393 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From Wall Street Journal best-selling author Giana Darling comes a forbidden student/teacher relationship between the son of notorious MC President and his prim and proper teacher.... 

He was 18.
The heir to a notorious, criminal MC.
And my student. 

There was no way I could get involved.
No way I could stay involved.
Then, no way I could get out alive. 

A MC student/teacher romance with an age gap. A stand-alone novel in The Fallen Men Series.

©2017 Giana Darling (P)2021 Giana Darling

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Way too much description of EVERYTHING

Fortunately, this story is just interesting enough for me to stick it out. The female has so much repetitive inner monologue and so much overuse descriptors of everything I have to skip 30 seconds ahead a LOT. Also, throwing in so many flowery over-the-top words as the descriptors like your trying to convince the listener you're smart. It is as bad as listening to an A.L. Jackson book. Will not listen to this author again either. This book would probably only be 8 hours if all the necessary listed above were not in it.

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So happy I gave this a try 😁😊😁

Student - Teacher trope is usually not my cup of tea. I don't really find that trope attractive. And I REALLY don't like a romance where there is an older woman and a younger man. Hate that more then anything. So finding a book that had both things I hate was a book you could've GUARANTEED I wasn't going to read.....

BUT THEN GIANA DARLING CAME OVER TO TEAR THOSE FEELINGS AWAY!!!

This book/audiobook was absolutely magic. I am extremely happy that I was able to get over my displeasure to at least try to read this book and Giana totally exceeded my expectations. the story was beautifully written and The chemistry and sex between the characters was totally incredible. the storyline was a page turner, and I totally recommend this 10 out of 10!!

I still kind of feel like student-teacher and older women / younger men still isn't my thing but Gianna Darling is everything and I will always read what she writes. 😏😘

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King & Queenie

Loved this book!!! I actually read the second book 1st and loved it so much that I came back and BOUGHT the first book because I didn’t have any credits… Well worth the purchase. Now that I know Kings background, I am going to go back and listen to the second book again!! Ugh so in love with their love.

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a hypocrite female... who trips on air....

The only person I feel sorry for is her poor brother. she doesn't take aaaany accountability. I finished it because I paid too much NOT to finished it.

but if I could return it ...

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I like an age gap as much as the next person but..

i love an age gap, especially if the woman is older than the man, however, I struggled with the fact that he was an active student in her class.

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Unforgettable

The love story between a king and his queen is truly unforgettable. Their chemistry is off the charts. It’s love at first sight. This book will stay with you long after you’re finished. And I bet you’ll be like me-and find yourself listening to it time and time again. It’s that great.

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Don't waste your money!

Over dramatic. Tries too hard to get your attention in both the words and the narration. King Kyle Garro of course rides a Harley in a motorcycle club, The Fallen. He's a very large man, gorgeous and she's a small woman. She wonders what he sees in her, after all, she's a teacher who drives a crappy Honda Civic. And I think you can just imagine the rest.

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Even better in Audiobook

I already read this book on KU along with the second book. It was even better on Audiobook. Book 2 is my favorite. I hope I enjoy the audiobook of this one just as much.

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Lessons In Corruption=Lessons In Deliciousness!

As a hard core Sons Of Anarchy fan, I like to read MC romances from time to time. So, I turned to a friend of mine and asked her for a recommendation. She mentioned this one so I grabbed it up. And, let me tell you. I devoured it. I listened long into the night with this one.

Savannah Peachwood truly brought all the characters to life for me. Her portrayal of King was amazing. The way she portrayed Cressida was magnificent and I felt Cressida come to life for me. That was awesome!

This is a highly addictive, utterly delicious, sinfully spicy romance read and I can not get enough! It’s definitely a 5 ⭐️ read and one of my favorites in a long time! I can not wait to dive into book 2 of The Fallen MC series!

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the heroine is annoyingly weak

It started with a bang, and ended with a bang. But I feel like the middle is filled with petty arguments arguments that stretched the story.

The heroine is so weak at times, it makes me sick.

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  • Babs
  • 08-08-22

A fabulous read

I enjoyed this book, it’s well written and keeps you interested right to the very end. I read book two first before this one. Zeus's story is my favourite so far. King following close behind. Give this book a whirl you won’t be disappointed.

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  • Sarah
  • 02-12-22

Great for a series refresh

I have previously read Lessons in Corruption on ebook so when the Audio released I was excited to have a relisten and a refresh. I have to admit I did enjoy the the story more on audio. Savannah Preachwood narrates the story portraying King & Cressida's age gap romance really well. I still felt a little lag in the story about 3/4 of the way through but it is a long book and having read the series before, I do know where it's heading.

I haven't listened to a solo narration piece in a while, so it was quite nice to get back to this kind of title and I thought it was a job well done. For any lovers of a student/teacher age gap romance with an MC baseline, this is the one for you.

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  • Nina
  • 01-20-22

Loved reading it, loved listening to it even more!

This was my first read by Giana Darling back in 2020 and listening to it on audio now only cemented my love for this couple - and this series in general. King and Queenie. OMG, I adore these two! And Savannah Peachwood, being one of my favorite female narrators, enhanced this beautiful, forbidden love story even more.

Here's my original review, which is still very much accurate:

I'm majorly swooning over an eighteen year-old man / boy, oh boy ...
Yeah, I definitely understand what all the fuss regarding The Fallen Men by Giana Darling is about.
OMG, seriously! King & Cress totally stole my heart!

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  • Kathrin
  • 01-10-22

Great narration and story

I absolutely love this novel and it has been one of my favorite books since I first read and to experience it now on audio is fantastic. I enjoyed the narration immensely and definitely found that it suited Cress.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-21-22

Loved it

A super sweet but also badass love story. Narrator did a great job. Definitely recommend!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-27-22

I loved this book

I loved this story and the narrators did a fantastic job of bringing the characters to life.

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  • Etidae
  • 04-18-22

+18 Dark MC Romance - reverse age gap, teacher-stu

- taboo: age-gap
- taboo: teacher-student (she is his teacher, he's 18, she's like 26)
- he is the prince to The Fallen MC (son of the Prez)
- they bond over their love of literature
(library scene!)
- close proximity

4/5🌶

I think the age-gap, teacher-student vibes would be a lot creepier, should Cress been some floosy but she's super innocent, and has a pretty tragic story of having been groomed and married off when she was 18 (no spoilers) and had King had a normal upbringing (the boy was a heart-throb at the age of 12 or something). Look, you've to read it to decide for yourself.

Romantic AF.

Check CWs - dark overall plot line.