The Teach Me series starts off with the story of Raine and Mac, the most unlikely of best friends…
Taken from his parents and bounced from one foster home to the next, former Navy SEAL turned math teacher, Callum “Mac” Mackenzie had a rough childhood. The only time he’s let himself get attached to anyone has been with his military “brothers”. He’s convinced he doesn’t know how to love and certainly doesn’t “do” relationships. He’s spent fourteen years in the Navy and now he gets to live out his other dream: teaching.
Her thirtieth birthday fast approaching, science teacher, Raine Thompson feels as if her time to find “the one” is running out. She knows life is short, especially after dealing with breast cancer two years ago, and wants to experience her own happily ever after. But is it in the cards for her?
Finally acting on the simmering attraction they have long ignored, Raine and Mac decide to have a fling and they discover what it’s like to have someone who knows you inside out also be the one who makes your body come alive.
But it was only temporary…
I would like to start off by saying I really enjoyed this book. It had a smooth, flowing plot and I enjoyed how each chapter showed a view point of both characters because it allowed you to continuously follow things from both perspectives.
“Mac”, Callum Mackenzie the male lead was a character I could understand and in some ways relate to, as I have met more than one Mac during my time in the service, and it was fun to watch his relationship with Raine grow from friendship to love though painful at times to watch him struggle with accepting his feelings. I immediately liked Raine, she was fun, smart, and witty. She also knew what she wanted and was ready to stand up for herself. Some of the best parts in the book were reading about her horror story dates and how she handled them.
The only complaint I had with the story was that at times there were points where it seemed like two conceptual ideas got left in the same point in the book and clashed so much that they completely jerked me out of the story. One such instance of this was where it stated they were watching the colors of sunset in the sky right before midnight. I was so confused I reread the section three times just to make sure I wasn’t misreading something, but those few incidents aside it was a great story.
I would readily recommend to anyone to read.