Lauren Walsh, a divorcee and elementary teacher, wanted to feel sexy again, after her ex tossed her aside for a younger woman. Her teaching partner and best friend encouraged her to sign up for The Playhouse—a renowned dating agency.
Mac Thomas remained trapped in a marriage to a money grubbing socialite. Forced to stay away from his young son, Mac lost the ability to trust. After the death of his wife, he returned to care for his son but his sister wants more for him. She sets him up with The Playhouse.
Passion ignites, but Mac's a parent of one of Lauren's students. A teacher and a parent dating could cost Lauren her job and her chance at happiness. Will Mac be able to convince the school and Lauren, that love is the most important thing?
Started out a bit hot and heavy for my normal tastes. I was afraid the book would have no substance. But, it really turned out well. I liked the characters and the storyline was decent. It was a nice surprise. The narrator did take a bit of getting used to for me.
This book was a quick read (listen) - a lot packed into a small space! Lauren Walsh, a divorced elementary school teacher, is concerned about one of the boys in her class. Little Todd Thomas, since the loss of his mother, has become withdrawn and socially awkward. As for her own life, her nasty divorce has left her lonely and bitter about relationships. A friend signs her up for a "dream date" with a renowned dating agency, and reluctantly, Lauren agrees to go.
Mac Thomas is struggling to regain his balance after being more or less an absent dad, working overseas as a journalist to avoid a bad marriage. After his wife's death, he's thrust into a role he's not prepared for—full-time single parent. His sister, seeing his emotional distress, signs him up for the same dating agency.
The fireworks are immediate when Lauren and Mac meet, but it turns out he's the dad of the little boy she's so concerned about. There are rules about teachers not dating the parents of their students. The two are faced with a tough decision, going up against the school board to fight for their cause.
This story started out very sweet, but quickly gained heat and proved to be a pretty spicy romance. Quick paced, I was impressed at how well the author was able to pack such a story into a three-hour audiobook. Any fan of steamy, fast-paced romance will enjoy this tale.
I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.