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Teach Me
Teach Me: There's Something About Marysburg, #1 | Olivia Dade
30 posts | 20 read | 18 to read
Their lesson plans didn't include love. But that's about to change When Martin Krause arrives at Rose Owens's high school, she's determined to remain chilly with her new colleague. Unfriendly? Maybe. Understandable? Yes, since a loathsome administrator gave Rose's beloved world history classes to Martin, knowing it would hurt her. But keeping her distance from a man as warm and kind as Martin will prove challenging, even for a stubborn, guarded ice queen. Especially when she begins to see him for what he truly is: a man who's never been taught his own value. Martin could use a good teacherand luckily, Rose is the best. Rose has her own lessonsabout trust, about vulnerability, about her pastto learn. And over the course of a single school year, the two of them will find out just how hot it can get when an ice queen melts. ________ Title: Teach Me Author: Olivia Dade Series and series number: There's Something About Marysburg, Book 1 friends to lovers, romantic comedy, cinnamon roll hero, ice queen heroine, curvy girl romance, workplace romance, banter, teacher
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wanderinglynn
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Panpan

I picked this up over a month ago & finally just powered through tonight just to finish it. No character development. Wooden dialogue. No real plot line. Their main backstories were buried about 3/4 of the way through & then each backstory just came out like word vomit. There was no connection, no spark, & nothing to really root for. And the sex scene, I can‘t even describe how awful it was.

But at least I can get it off my shelf!

TheBookHippie 😝 I‘ve done a few similar book experiences lately 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2mo
wanderinglynn @TheBookHippie sometimes you just have to plow through to get it off your shelf! 😆 2mo
TheBookHippie @wanderinglynn my current goal I‘ve got to clear some of this before 2023 hits! 2mo
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AvidReaderandGeekGirl
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lirahlu How did you make this recap? It's awesome. 4mo
AvidReaderandGeekGirl @lirahlu it's a Canva template from Novelly Yours Candle shop's website 4mo
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kimmypete1
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Pickpick

Overall I‘m giving it a pick, but it‘s a weak one. Pluses: plus size heroine, both main characters are average joes, no angst. Cons: the over the top ending.

Not part of my rating but I listened to the audiobook and I spent most of it confused as to why the love interest (Martin) and her ex had the same name. Wasn‘t until the end that I realized it sound a bit different and slowed it down to .75 and heard Barten (sp?). 😂😂😂

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AvidReaderandGeekGirl
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Pickpick

5 stars- This book was amazing, the ex-in-laws provided much-needed comic relief. I loved that both MCs were in their late 30s-mid-40s and the female MC was plus-sized. I also loved that it tackled some hard topics. But was still in the end a fun romance. I liked that the MCs were teachers! My mom was a teacher so I know what a hard job that is.

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AvidReaderandGeekGirl
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AkashaVampie
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Good Evening Littens. I wanted to pop in and give u guys an update. I feel like I kinda had a breakthrough today. I actually had some energy and did some cleaning of my house. I haven't been able to do that in over 2 months. All I have been doing is sleeping, getting my kids to school/picking them up, making food, & more sleeping. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it says this way so that i can be more present here. I have also been reading ⬇️

Chrissyreadit Glad you feel better ❤️ 6mo
AkashaVampie Alittle.... currently reading the tagged book. It feels like I might really be getting out of a slump. Yay!!! 6mo
AkashaVampie @Chrissyreadit thanks sweetie. 6mo
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jb72 Sounds like you are on the mend. I hope you are feeling better. 😉 6mo
AsYouWish Hope you continue to feel better 💙💙💙💙 6mo
TheBookHippie SO glad you had a good day. 6mo
Librarianaut Sounds like a win to me!! Hang in there and celebrate every success!! 6mo
Sungirl79 Glad to see you are doing better. I am experiencing wanting to sleep all the time now too and it‘s so tough to do anything so I know exactly how you feel. Hopefully you are on the mend 6mo
Gissy So happy you feel better!❤️ 6mo
Blerdgal_Fenix Sounds like a win to me 🖤 6mo
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dgingo
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Mehso-so

This series was recommended to me, and I can see why my friend likes it; however, I didn't like either of the main characters. The supporting characters were all more interesting than the two leads. The story is fine, but predictable (although I kind of hated the ending for a few reasons, TBH). I was hopeful to find some more engaging characters, as complex/dynamic characters are one of my favorite parts of a good book, but no such luck.

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julesG
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TheSpineView Enjoy! 11mo
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mariaku21
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Pickpick

This was just the perfect mix of a standoffish grump and sunshine, black coffee and hearts on the sleeve, and it was everything I wasn't expecting and found loving it. The storyline was solid, the details were great, but what I loved the most were 1) the body positivity as the MC is a plus-size woman, 2) older representation in romance, 3) Consent and communication!!!

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mdemanatee
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This was cute AND felt like your BFF telling you the work gossip. Cause work gossip is always the best when it‘s not your work.

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CarolynM
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Pickpick

Nice to read a #romantsy about mature people with real working lives. I thought the conflict between the couple was a bit contrived and the sex scenes were a bit awkward but overall a good read.

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SW-T
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Pickpick

After Spoiler Alert, I thought I‘d give Dade another try and glad I did. I enjoyed this. Very well rounded and developed characters. I liked how Rose adapted to Martin‘s arrival at the school and dealt with all the unintended disruption he caused. I also liked Martin‘s reaction when he discovered what had been done to Rose and his indirect part in it. Two great characters here. Dade gives her characters and settings a lot of depth and realism.

Reggie Ohhhh I loved this book. 2y
SW-T @Reggie 🥰 2y
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Lauren_reading
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Pickpick

A woman filled with pride and protecting her heart meets a quiet man overcoming a painful past. This love story was so beautiful. Rose and Martin have histories that have shaped them. The love and respect shown in their relationship and in their intimate moments is wonderful. I also love the moments during school with them interacting with students. Sweet and funny.

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sebrittainclark
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4.5/5

Olivia Dade is quickly becoming a favorite romance author. I loved that the main characters in this novel were in their 40s and had both been through divorce. So many romances focus on characters in their 20s, so it's nice to read something a little different.

The ending was so good and heartfelt that I made me cry. I loved it.

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Emmybird01
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Pickpick

5/5 for this contemporary romance. I loved this book so much! Rose is such a strong female character. Martin is a teddy bear. I loved their banter. I highly recommend this.

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HeatherBookNerd
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Pickpick

I don‘t read many romance novels, but I picked this one for the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge. It was one of their recommendations for a fat-positive romance. I really enjoyed it! The love interests were 40-something high school teachers, which was appealing. The guy was gentle, nerdy, and super smart, and the woman‘s larger body was appreciated and celebrated. It was a sweet romance, had some steamy moments, and an enjoyable read.
#readharder

rachelsbrittain I read a cute celebrity-falling-fo-fan romance from her that I enjoyed! 2y
Jas16 I loved this book 2y
Reggie I really liked this book, not only for the romance aspect but also that they were both passionate about teaching. 2y
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Daisey I'm not much of a romance reader, but I might have to give this one a chance. 2y
HeatherBookNerd @Jas16 @Reggie @Daisey I just breezed right through it in a day. It was good! 2y
HeatherBookNerd @rachelsbrittain I‘ve heard that‘s a good one! 2y
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Reggie
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@Jas16 you are still my romantsy North Star and thank you for both books. 😭I loved this book, not only because it was a great romance between two people who had overcome their respective struggles in life to be able to love themselves and other people but it was about teachers. And how some kids have nothing at home but sometimes go to school where there might be that one person who cares for them and roots for them, encourages them, 👇🏼

Reggie inspires them. Pick! 2y
Jas16 This makes my day. I am so glad that you loved it as much as I did! 2y
Cathythoughts I love that some kids find safety & inspiration in school .... ❤️ 2y
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Cathythoughts .... which is why I found it so upsetting when schools closed in the lockdowns ( I kept thinking of those kids ) hopefully our schools will stay open now 2y
Reggie @Cathythoughts ours still haven‘t opened back up. They‘re thinking the last quarter. But you‘re right. What happens to those kids who sometimes don‘t even eat except for when they eat at school. 2y
readordierachel Great review, Reggie! 2y
kspenmoll Ct is keeping it‘s schools open. If districts close a week or two its due to covid exposure. You are right; we do so much more than teaching- make sure kids are fed & kept safe as best we can. I have students who want to be in school, not home. @Cathythoughts By the way, Reggie, nice review! 2y
CBee Your reviews are perfection, @Reggie ♥️ I‘m all over here like “this book was good” 😂😂😂 2y
Reggie @CBee lol, thanks. It‘s funny cause sometimes I feel I‘m not saying enough to how good some of them are, so thank you. 😊 2y
CBee @Reggie gosh no, they‘re amazing. And I‘m not the only one who feels that way apparently 😀 2y
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Nessavamusic
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This was a very fun read. It is also the most accurate representation of today teaching environment I‘ve read in fiction. This author obviously is a teacher, or was one. It is a delightful, light #romantsy read!

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writerlibrarian
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Rec from Smartbitches. A forty something romance. I found there was a touch of a fairy tale vibe to it. Martin is a bit too perfect, Rose is very much a mix of ice queen and Snow White, there's fairy gods in-laws and a cartoonish villain. Still it was a nice read, a good story where two wounded adults communicate and find happiness. I would not have picked up that book if not for the rec because the cover is so bad. #romansty

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writerlibrarian
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Game 7. Anything is possible. 60% done with this book. It's good. So..one last time until September #readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian Here we go. 🐻 get first PP but Blues get the first 🚨. Marchand is late changing that's all Blues' captain needed. 🚨 2-0 St-Louis. Less than 8 m to go 3-0 Blues... Less than 4... 4-0 Blues. Less than 2 m 4-1. Blues are Stanley Cup Champions for the first time... #playgloria (edited) 3y
CarolynM Biting my nails! 3y
writerlibrarian @CarolynM it's going to be an exciting 3rd period. 🙂 3y
CarolynM My husband is very happy. 3y
Bklover GoBlues! Play Gloria!! 3y
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writerlibrarian
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This could be the last game of the season... Go Blues...#readingandwatchinghockey Last time until next september...???

writerlibrarian Here we go.. 3y
CarolynM Fingers crossed for the Blues! 3y
sprainedbrain 😬 😩 3y
LeahBergen Game 7! 😩 3y
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writerlibrarian
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A light romance, rec from Smartbitches and my next Booked2019 #summerreading

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nitalibrarian
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Haha!😁 It's true though.

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nitalibrarian
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Saturday night and parked on the couch with a good book and a very good girl. #romantsy #dogsoflitsy

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nitalibrarian
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I was going to read a historical mystery I picked up at the library today, but 30 pages in I couldn't stand any of the characters, so I'm going to try this one instead. #romantsy

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Jas16
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I totally loved this #romantsy about two teachers with scars from their past who find in each other someone who sees their strengths but still appreciates their vulnerabilities. Rose surrounds herself in armor saving all of her softness for her students. Martin is all kindness and sensitivity. They share a passion for teaching and slowly come to come trust each other. I loved everything about this book- its sweetness,humor, feminism, everything.

Reggie Just so you know, you are my romantsy book recommend whisperer. 4y
Jas16 @Reggie That is both the most amazing compliment and a lot of pressure. I would hate to disappoint you. 😉 I don‘t think this one will though. 4y
Reggie I just got your package. You didn‘t have to but thank you very much, Jennifer. Merry Christmas! 2y
Jas16 @Reggie and I just opened yours! You are the best Reggie and I hope you have a wonderful holiday. 2y
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nitalibrarian
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I received two books in the mail today. My #BOTM showed up. And the 2nd is a contemporary romance with an ice queen heroine and cinnamon roll hero.

Also pictured is a blurry snout from a curious Peri.