Mark Montgomery cares about two things—getting laid and getting paid. He’s cocky, confident, sexy-as-sin, and counting down the last few months of college before he can begin his professional baseball career. But there are things Mark must do to survive until his big payday, questionable activities that could get him killed.
He doesn’t want to rope anyone into his mess, especially not Olivia Ford, the woman he takes home from the club, a sexy lawyer who turns out to be his Law and Ethics professor. Their new relationship changes everything. But Mark won’t take no for an answer. Olivia can fight him all she wants, but Mark is the one who will be teaching her a lesson. In her classroom. Bent over her office desk. On the hood of his car.
Mark is more than a dirty talker who’s good in bed and can throw a ball, but what he does on the side is the one thing that could tear them apart and expose their forbidden relationship to the world.
**Thank you to the author for a copy in exchange for review.**
Okay so if by some crazy magic you haven’t seen my reviews for Quinn’s other books know that I LOVE Jillian Quinn, and her work. I have read both Corrupt Me and Parker and loved them both. So when she announced that her next book was going to be about a student/teacher relationship I seriously jumped for joy. I mean come on, you know that’s like my favorite trope ever! I seriously was SO EXCITED for Teach. Teach is the story of Mark a college senior and star baseball pitcher, who happens to have a bad side and a thing for fast cars. And Olivia, aka Teach, a club dancer with a law degree that has snagged her first teaching job. These two run into each other and have one (or two) seriously steamy hot nights together. Then Mark walks into Olivia’s class and she realizes he is her student. But I mean come on it is hard to fight something so good.
So this book, it was a seriously wicked hot read. If you like your books down and dirty…this one is for you. I liked the how hot the relationship between Olivia and Mark was. I liked that they both were fighting to stay afloat, and they each what needed to be done to take care of themselves and their family. I also liked the realness of Olivia’s struggles with her past as a lawyer, and Mark’s determined need to take care of his family. However, this book did not completely live up to my expectations. I didn’t have my usual connection to the story like I have with Quinn’s other books. As much as I liked both main characters I didn’t feel the connection to them that I wanted. For me Teach was a little lackluster…don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed the book but it wasn’t the out of the park hit I was hoping for from Quinn. Maybe my expectations were set too high, which is a possibility with me knowing that I have loved all of Quinn’s work so far, and it being a relationship of my favorite sort. Maybe I worked it up too much in my head. I don’t know. I am really sad I didn’t love this as much as I expected. I still think it was an enjoyable book though. I did enjoy the appearances and nods to the characters from Quinn’s other books, and the fact that I think Quinn has found her footing with some HOT HOT writing. And like I said if you like dirty, smutty, naughty books (which if you are reading this is a possibility!) I still would recommend this one. Quinn’s writing style is always well done and enjoyable. Give this one a shot, just because it wasn’t my new favorite book doesn’t mean it wont be yours!
Overall Rating: 3.25/5 stars
Have you read Teach? What did you think?