Their lesson plans didn't include love. But that's about to change…
When Martin Krause arrives at Rose Owens's high school, she's determined to remain chilly with her new colleague. Unfriendly? Maybe. Understandable? Yes, since a loathsome administrator gave Rose's beloved world history classes to Martin, knowing it would hurt her.
But keeping her distance from a man as warm and kind as Martin will prove challenging, even for a stubborn, guarded ice queen. Especially when she begins to see him for what he truly is: a man who's never been taught his own value. Martin could use a good teacher—and luckily, Rose is the best.
Rose has her own lessons—about trust, about vulnerability, about her past—to learn. And over the course of a single school year, the two of them will find out just how hot it can get when an ice queen melts.
I remember how much I used to like romance novels
I quit reading romance novels years ago because they became so homogeneous. I was bored by the same characters, the sameness of every plot, and the sex scenes just made me roll my eyes.
Today, the indie publishers newsletter showed up in my inbox and I skimmed through it. Apparently Ms. Dade’s upcoming novel is wonderful. But, you know, romance. But hey, I didn’t have any major plans for today so I thought ‘what the heck. I’ll check out her backlist, see if she’s just another romance author retreading the same old ground.
By page 20, I was in love. By page 50 I told the hubs not to bother me. By the last page I was crying.
The only reason I haven’t purchased another is because I have a stack of grading and a filthy house, both of which are demanding attention.
Thank you, Ms. Dade. Thank you.
Genuine love and affection and deep wanting. Clear communication and conflicts that come from honest humanity. Dade is masterful.
Perfect sweet read
A non-toxic man as LI, asking for explicit consent for everything, getting from toxic relationships and understanding they’re worth more, the BEST tension ever, nerdy teachers falling in love, a man that worships the ground this fat woman and nerdy sass?
THIS BOOK WAS EVERYTHING.