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.
so sweet, filled with so much longing and true adoration it hurt my chest in a good way. couldve done with a little more spice 🌶️!! but its just such a lovely story anyway, undeniably worth the money and reading.
I don’t have much free time, but in what little I have, reading is my go-to. Non-fiction mostly, but once in awhile (specifically, once a month during my period) I read books like this to feel butterflies. I’m a single Mom with zero time for dating, so I’m essentially living vicariously through the women in these stories. Romance novels/chick lit/whatever you want to call them, are always quick reads and I appreciate that. While this book *was* a quick read time-wise, I found it incredibly tedious to get through. And somehow preachy? I legitimately wondered if the author had a quota to meet the way any and all iteration of the word pedagogy was used. Honestly, a lot of it felt like they were trying to tick boxes on trans ideology, fat acceptance, toxic-masculinity (there’s a very one-note antagonist and of *course* he’s an evil older white male)… the author even shoehorned a lecture on marginalized communities and how it’s ultimately the fault of “white” people. A lecture which made the MC hot for teacher.
In short, no butterflies, and it felt more like a PC-programmed AI wrote the book, which is unfortunate. The author clearly has a background in education, so that’s something. Two stars because writing a book is a feat to accomplish!