I feel that I need to begin with this disclaimer that my expectations were set pretty high on this book. I read the first two books (See Me After Class, Earn Your Extra Credit) and the novella–Mr. Klein is Fine. When I found out that Cora was getting her own book…I was beyond excited. Quinn didn’t disappoint with Cora. I was a bit upset about Pike, but I’ll discuss that later.
Cora’s relationship with her brother Arlo from See Me After Class was beautifully integrated into not only this book but all three books in the teacher series. As usual, Quinn had me laughing at the antics and unusual things that came out of the character’s mouths especially Keeko.
What I adore about this book: the humor and wit from each character. I cracked up at each prank Cora used on Pike which did become a theme in the teacher series. How she was cooking so bad that even she couldn’t take it anymore almost brought tears to my eyes from laughing so hard. Quinn has Cora educating Pike on Americanisms especially since Pike hadn’t been teaching in America for very long. That leads me to….
What I had issues with: Yet when Pike starts using terms of endearment he says “babe” or “baby” both are American terms. For some reason, I can’t imagine a Brit using those terms, not when they usually say “love” or “lovely” instead. And when the barbershop quartet show up at the high school to sing to Cora, someone who doesn’t work there, but has lunch with her friends and brother–a bit of a stretch, somewhat believable. While it’s doubtful that Cora would be allowed to have lunch with her teacher friends and brother, a small school district would allow it. I’m not sure a school in Chicago would allow that, but I suspended belief. I had great difficulties doing that when the quartet showed up to sing for Cora.
I hope you understand that just because my negative list is longer than my positive aspects of the book does not mean I disliked the book. Quite the contrary. I adored it. Honestly, it is one of my favorite Meghan Quinn books. I highly encourage readers to buy the book.
“You got married on your divorce-cation?”
That would unfortunately be correct.
I was hanging with the girls, celebrating my divorce when I saw him, my crush, sitting in the corner of the bar all alone. Being single and looking for a wild night, I asked him if he wanted to join me. To my delight, he said yes.
Drinks were consumed, fun was had and then . . . one drunken conversation with a cranky gondolier in Las Vegas led to an Uber lift through a drive-thru wedding chapel with the incredibly hot, British bad boy, Pike Greyson.
On paper, it seemed like I hit the jackpot. And if I wasn’t fresh from a toxic marriage, I would have absolutely noticed the finer things about him.
But I wanted nothing to do with being married, so when I arrived back home from my eventful weekend in Vegas, the last thing I expected to see was a new doting husband already moved in.
I asked for an annulment, he pulled a Ross Geller and said no.
That’s right, he said NO! Instead, he asked for three months to prove we could be good together.
Insanity clearly knocked him in the head and the only way I could convince him to give up on our sham of a marriage was to show him just how wrong we were for each other. Only problem with that was, he saw right through my every prank, every trick, and every yearning emotion I attempted to mask.
About the Author:
USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.
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