Note: This ARC was provided by RockStar Lit PR in exchange for an honest review.
Hard to Handle is the second novel in the Teach Me series by RC Boldt and it tells the story of Laney Kavanaugh, a fifth grade social studies teacher, and Zachariah Mayson, a fifth grade English teacher. The two are more adversaries than colleagues, pushing each other's buttons on a regular basis for as long as they've known one another. When they're friends get married, the special event sparks something between Laney and Zach, and that one time together becomes more than either one of them ever expected or even planned for. As much as Zach is thrilled at Laney finally seeing him as something more than the thorn in her side, he's facing an uphill battle when it comes to completely getting rid of all of her impenetrable defenses. By the time Laney realizes that Zach is worth her taking a chance it on, it may be too late for her.
Laney and Zach were introduced in the first book in the series, Wildest Dream, and it was clear even then that there was something brewing between the two of them, although they did remind of two elementary school children who were wasting so much time getting on each other's nerves to see all the other possibilities staring them in the face. There's a lot of back and forth that goes on and theirs is an enemies to lovers story that also becomes a case of self-preservation in the eyes of Laney, no thanks to what happened to her and her family when she was a child. The temptation to smack these two, especially Laney, popped up more than once, but they really did have to battle through their issues and fears in order to get to their happily-ever-after. Overall, Hard to Handle was a good sequel and it gets four stars. ♥
Date Read: 13 February 2016
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