Title: Teach Me Sweetly
Author: Abby Gale
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: 1/16/2019
Genre(s): YA/NA Romance, Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 168
Heat Level: 4.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
When I accepted the teaching position in a town the size of my thumb, all I cared about was making some money until I was ready to pursue my dream.
My time here was supposed to have an expiration date.
My plan was simple.
The girl with a cupcake and fascinating sadness.
Her beauty got my attention first, then her loneliness and melancholy captivated me.
Her words and pain fed my interest, but it was her heart that sealed my fate.
I came to this town with no expectations.
But I didn’t know my dream and muse was waiting for me in a school uniform.
I love Abby Gale’s writing and I love this book. I was pulled in from the blurb and found it a must read. Once I started I couldn’t put it down. It was an easy read and the people just stick with you. It is also I forbidden romance on a different level. Not int he typical way at all. That was refreshing. Plus, those are some of my favorites. This one is believable and written very well. Just the right amount of drama and keep you engrossed until the last page. Waiting for the worst to happen.
What a story. Eva, what can I say about this girl? Her story is not all roses and sunshine. She is eighteen but acts so much older. One would think when you have money life should be easy, but no that isn’t how it is. She is misunderstood and I am not a fan of her family. Though she is who she is, she is also sassy and smart and has a huge heart.
Elijah needs a job while he writes the next great novel. He is twenty-six and found a short term job teaching at a private high school while the teacher is on maternity leave. He is a passionate and alpha male. Especially where Eva is concerned.
They meet by accident when he rolls into town. She is alone in a bar celebrating her birthday. So imagine his surprise when she shows up in his classroom.
Kids are cruel and Eva does not have a good story. She doesn’t have the best family life and zero friends. When she befriends her staff her parents simply let them go. Her schoolmates make assumptions and from there she gives them what they think.
I truly loved this book and my heart breaks for Eva. Elijah is exactly what she needs. She is strong but he makes her stronger. He is an all around great guy. Now, I know what you are going to say. Yes, he is her teacher and I wouldn’t in real life condone this but I shall be hypocritical and say he is good for her. She doesn’t act her eighteen years. She has been alone for so long and had to grow up quick. She carries so much on her shoulders. Her story will break a little piece of you as I said. I loved the people besides the Dean and her parents. Jake was great. I wanted to hug him. The best part is how Elijah and Eva take their time getting to know one another. They grow their friendship. It truly blossoms. Yes, they have unspeakable chemistry but they do it right. I can go on and on but I won’t. Just read and see for yourself.