HOT FOR TEACHER by Roslyn Hardy Holcomb

Description: When Caja “a sex ’em and leave ’em” sort of woman meets Michael, a ridiculously hot Samoan teacher, she discovers the “leave ’em” part might not be that easy with this one.

The Good: I loved that Caja was a really different kind of heroine. She’s the one who wants a jump-off. She’s also a former gymnast and has overcome an eating disorder. I loved this take on the romcom staple of uptight woman meets her match in laid back guy. Michael is a very sexy hero (Yay, Polynesian guy with tats!) and more importantly, a very good and level-headed match for Caja. He handles her issues well, and by the end of the book, they just make sense as a couple. I also loved the small Georgia town setting and flavor, the fact that the heroine’s best friend is a lesbian with relationship issues of her own, and this line: “fat-free cheese taste like butt” — because it really does.

The Bad: Michael’s POV pretty much disappears in the second half of the book, making one wonder if it was really needed at all. There’s a big twist in the second half that could have been better set up in the first. Also, the Van Halen song, “Hot for Teacher” is still stuck in my head.

The Naughty: Steamy.

Editing issues: n/a

Publisher: Indie

Length: 114 pages

Final Grade: B+

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Theodora Taylor writes and reviews in Pittsburgh, PA.