Title: Teacher – A Hollywood Rock n’ Romance Trilogy : Part One
Author: R.L. Merrill
Published Date: March 13th 2015
Genre: NA Romance
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Everyone deserves a second chance in life.
After receiving yet another pink slip, teacher Jesse Martin is desperate for a way to make ends meet. When her principal offers her a Home Instructor position for the summer, she finds herself giving a second chance to an angry, reclusive, rock god living in the Hollywood Hills.
Danny Black should have it all. But an unbalanced ex-wife, a troubled daughter, and a threat to his livelihood have him ready to make some major changes. Never one to back down from a challenge, he’ll take on this stubborn, beautiful teacher who seems immune to his “gimme” smile, and attempt to win her heart in the process.
Can Jesse accept that this time, offering someone a second chance will change her life as well? Will she embrace the life Danny is offering her and discover that when it comes to life’s lessons, sometimes love is the best teacher?
This novel is for readers 18+ due to the hijinks of some hairy and perverted neighbors, a no-nonsense personal assistant with a foul mouth, a fragile pre-teen going through some real drama, and plenty of good, good lovin’. Add these together and you’ve got all the makings of a crazy, real-life Rock n’ Romance!
This is the second book by author R.L. Merrill that I have read and each book that I read by her continues to amaze and astound me. She reminds me of a much more seasoned author – I swear that I have read best selling authors with over 20 books out that are not as amazing as R.L.’s!! Her books take on an energy that buzzes straight through the pages and into the reader. The characters are amazing, relatable and fun! The plot has some serious loops, curves and twists and the reader is constantly on the edge of their seat wondering what is going to happen next!
Jesse is an overworked, underpaid teacher who is trying to survive on her own and help her parents at the same time. She has been through some tough times, but it doesn’t diminish her spirit or her ability to give to others. Danny is a singer who just went through surgery and is worried about everything and anything and needs help with getting his high school diploma. Fate intervenes and the two of them are brought together. The characters are so likable that you can’t help but root for them at every turn. The reader becomes friends with the characters and even after you have finished reading the story, you think about them long after you are done.
The author took several hard topics and topics that some readers wouldn’t know much about and sheds some light on them. For instance, Rheumatoid Arthritis, is one that the author talks about and it really makes the reader understand how people with this suffer and that there are things that help, hurt and prolong the effects. Another taboo topic she mentions is the fact that Danny’s daughter, Jane, is going through some really tough things and she has been using cutting as a coping mechanism. The author is so respectful of the topics, the treatments and the way in which she brings them into the story that the reader can’t help but see the love that the author has for her characters and the respect that she has for people who are going through tough times.
I am already hooked on this series and have started book 2 – and am waiting for a publish date for book 3 – that is how amazing this series is and I know it will continue to be! Make sure you add this book to your TBR list and add it soon! You don’t want to miss a minute of this crazy world!! Enjoy!
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