RC Boldt’s Teach Me series gives us a closer look at just how thin the line is between love and hate…
Fifth grade social studies teacher, Laney Kavanaugh, is no stranger to being left behind – her father taught her that at a young age. That’s why she always has her eyes wide open when it comes to men. She’s determined she will never again be the one left behind. She doesn’t let sex blur what they’re really doing; it’s always just sex.
Zachariah Mayson, fifth grade writing and English teacher, has been the bane of Laney’s existence from the moment they met at their shared elementary school. She can’t stand him. He gets under her skin like no other and is always utterly obnoxious in his attempts –and successes–in getting a rise out of her.
Until the wedding.
The night of their friends’ wedding, Laney gives in to a moment of melancholy, knowing she’ll never be able to let her guard down enough to let a guy close, let alone someday get married. She and Zach end up having the hottest night she’d ever experienced, showing her another side of him, a softer, sweeter one he’d hidden from her until now. Because now, he hoped she was finally ready to “see” him.
But when you’ve always guarded yourself against falling in love, can you let go of the past in order to embrace the future?
Even though its the second book in the Teach Me series it could be read as a standalone without reading the first book and still be enjoyed. The primary characters in this book were Laney and Zach.
I liked Zach a lot, and I understood him. He cared about Laney so much he would do whatever it took to get her attention even if it was negative attention. He drove her crazy to the point that she was sure he hated her because why else would he be so mean? Many times I watched what he did and thought why are you doing this to yourself other times he did exactly what I would have. Which isn’t to say it was the right thing just that I at times operate along the same wave length.
Laney was a sweet girl who was jaded by the hand life had dealt her. I often found myself feeling bad for her even as I thought dang it girl what are you doing. Many times I was left thinking, you just made that harder for yourself than it really had to be, but I can relate to that too. All of that said I was pleased with the way the story ultimately progressed for her.
All in all I thought the book was great and would readily recommend it to a friend to read.
**ARC Provided by author in exchange for an -honest- review.**