Monday, June 23, 2008

The Teacher and the Personal Trainer

Another afternoon read. I could have chosen a longer book, but I’m craving short reads, nothing that will take no longer than a day or two to read. I want it short and sweet, with a dash of spice in the mix.

And I got it all with His Son’s Teacher by Kay Stockham. Here’s the blurb:

Nick Tulane ordinarily won't admit weakness—in himself or in those he loves. But when he learns his son is about to fail in school, the single father is desperate to find a tutor. And Jennifer Rose is perfect.

In fact, Jen might be too perfect. Nick's starting to fall for the attractive teacher, and he can't let that happen. Because opening up to Jen means sharing the secret that has always made him feel like an outsider in his own family. Still, with his son showing signs of following in his footsteps, Nick can't keep the truth hidden. But once she knows, will Jen accept him…weakness and all?

Jennifer is recently divorced and let’s just say her ex was an ass, she has issues, mainly weight issues, along with a few emotional scars that she’s never been able to leave behind. Nick a successful business man has a few issues of his own, but he needs help for his son. So they barter, Jennifer will tutor his son in exchange for his help at the gym.

I was hooked from the first chapter. I loved the characters. Nick’s insecurities and his fear for his son was so touching and heartfelt. Jenn’s love for what she does and how she wants to help the little boy and his dad. But it was her spunk that kept me going. Loved her!

His Son’s Teacher by Kay Stockham (4/5) Romance; Published: Harlequin (7/2008); Harlequin Super Romance # 1502; Series: # 2, The Tulanes of Tennessee; 100 + Reading Challenge (20);


Wendy said...

This is what happens when you become addicted to Google Reader - you don't realize it when someone changes their template ;) Orange makes me think Happy! Happy! Summer time!

Anyway....this book. This sounds really intriguing, and I do so love the HSR line. Adding this one to my shopping list.

Leya said...

Wendy, thanks for stopping by...that's what I was going for: Happy!

Kay Stockham said...

Leya, Wow! What a compliment! I was so thrilled to hear of your review. I'm glad you liked HIS SON'S TEACHER. I loved writing Jenn's character.

Wendy, thanks for adding it to your list! Let me know what you think.


Leya said...

Kay, thank you so much for stopping by. I'll be looking for the other books in the Tulane series. Seems to be my type of family.