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What I Did for Love by Mickey J. Corrigan

what i did for love


What happens when a teacher falls for her student?

After her seventeen-year-old student fails to live up to his potential in class, Cathriona O’Hale conducts a parent teacher meeting with the boy’s widowed father. He is attractive, intelligent, and exceedingly wealthy, everything an unmarried middle-aged woman would normally find appealing.

But Cath is not your average forty-something. She’s a wild card who has a crush on the man’s teenage son.

Cath finds herself juggling father and son while battling the true source of her lust and forbidden love. So when the father of the object of her obsession proposes, she has a choice to make:

Love or crime?

And when her decision is made, the consequences might just be deadly… 

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Mojito, the drink of my choice. My heart and my reason, my loss of reason. So wrong for me. But now, without Mojito, my life is an empty glass.

Cathriona O’Hale’s life is a trainwreck ready to crash at any minute  She’s a high school teacher… an old maid… an alcoholic… who preys on boys. She has preferred boys over men all her life and when she sets her sights on seventeen-year-old Mojito, their lives will change forever.

And so it began. The beginning of everything, the end of everything. How poetic. How unexpected for someone of my invisible status. For so long I was nobody. Now I am everybody’s nightmare.

Cathriona is in love with her seventeen-year-old student and she will do anything to be with him…even marry his sixty-year-old wealthy father, but everything is not all it seems with Mr. Mojito and his son.

Ms. Corrigan spins Vladimir Nabokov’s story of Lolita with a female adult predator and an underage male student written as a journal in Cath’s point-of-view. Cath’s character is determined and cautious and her plan is beyond comprehension; however, Corrigan does a fantastic job consuming the reader and creating a riptide of tension and suspense that leads to a disquieting ending.

Although there are all kinds of triggers with this book, I found it to be a fast and intense story that I couldn’t put down.

Thank you to Ms. Corrigan for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.



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Mickey-J.-CorriganOriginally from Boston, Mickey J. Corrigan writes pulp fiction, literary crime, and psychological thrillers. Her stories have been called “gritty realism,” “oh so compulsive” reads, and “bizarre but believable.” Her novellas and novels have been released by publishers in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. Salt Publishing in the UK released her satirical crime novel about a school shooting in 2017. Visit Mickey at her website, and Goodreads.

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