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    Loved

    I really enjoyed this book it is romance between two teachers the main character is 40 and a little on the plus side which I love she is an ice queen another thing I like about her even though the characters are one dimensional it was still good to me!!! I think everyone will like it!! I received an Arc from Netgalley #Netgalley for a honest review
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    One of the best romances I've read this year

    This book was exactly what I was hoping for and exactly what I wanted and needed to read. It will be in my top 10 list this year, that's for sure. First, the age of the MCs. I'm always looking for romances with older characters but they've been few and far between until pretty recently. The worst is when I pick one up only to find that the characters' age is just window dressing. The reader is told that they are in their 40's, but they act like they are in their teens or 20's instead of having the wisdom and maturity that comes from owning and learning from the choices they've made in the past. I'm also not talking about "women's fiction". I enjoy that subgenre also, but in a romance, I want and expect a story where the romance is the central focus, not a journey that the (usually female) MC is on that just happens to include a relationship with a new person. Happily, in this book, we have a true romance featuring characters who are in their 40's and actually act like it. As icing on the cake, the hero is a sweet, gentle, lovely beta, who survived a difficult childhood and grew up to be a man that anyone would be proud to claim as their own, a caring partner and wonderful father who's not ashamed to admit how much he's going to feel adrift when his only daughter goes off to college. We also have a strong, compassionate, plus-size heroine who comes off as closed off to her colleagues, but who doesn't hesitate to open her heart and her soul to her teenage students, who champions them wholeheartedly and bleeds with them when they bleed. I think most of us can remember at least one teacher like this from high school - a true role model, who inspired us to be the very best we could be. There were a couple of times when I was afraid the book was going to veer just a bit too far into PC territory or preachiness, but instead, I think the author did a great job in raising issues like sexism, fat shaming, and transgender, without in any way being heavy-handed or overshadowing the characters or the romance. Bravo to her for walking a fine line there. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book from Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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    A wonderful and heartwarming romance

    One of the reasons I jumped at the opportunity to read this book was because it was a "seasoned" romance, which really means, it was a love story between two older characters. I was recently lamenting the fact, that we have no shortage of heroes in their 40s, but for some reason, there are very few older heroines. So, thank you, Olivia Dade, for showing us that even two middle aged divorcees deserve another shot at an HEA. But, there were more delightful differences, which set this story apart from other in the genre. Both main characters, Martin and Rose had painful things in their pasts, that were keeping them from taking a chance on each other. The pair had been married to people, who basically did not love them as they were. They wanted to change them into something else, and this left an indelible mark on the both of them. There were also things in their far past such as growing up poor, being the victim of bullying, and growing up in a household rife with toxic masculinity. Despite all these things, they were both really lovely, successful, big hearted, kind, and wonderful people, and I found it really easy to ship them. This was also a great book for you slow-burn romance lovers. Lots of tension and starts and stops and so, so many sweet and tender moments in-between. There was quite a build up, but I was really excited, when these two finally did get together, and began to move forward in their relationship. I must confess, that I really liked the way Dade incorporated so much of their teaching profession into the story, because, let's face it - life as a teacher really is a full-time job. I taught high school science for over a decade, and I can attest to the accuracy of so many of the things both Martin and Rose experienced in the story with respect to their profession. They were passionate about their subject matter and their students, and it was great that Dade included that side of them. Other things I enjoyed so much! • Positive fat woman rep • Martin was a wonderful, cinnamon roll of a hero • Martin's relationship with his daughter, Be a • Rose's ex-in-laws • Nerdy banter • A fantastic and fun grand gesture Overall: This was a wonderful and heartwarming romance, which definitely brings something new to the table, and I am looking forward to revisiting Marysburg.
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    Loved this book

    I really enjoyed this romance about two 40-something history teachers. As a high school history teacher myself, I enjoyed some of the scenes that captured a lot of what being a teacher is - the highs of working with kids and wanting to inspire them with our love of the subject contrasted with the ugly politics or boring teacher meetings. I got a good laugh out of the pedagogical cliche bingo the characters played at one faculty meeting. Some of those cliches are just what I’ve heard at many meetings. And the look at how all the other teachers were doing something else during the professional development meeting really rang true. Martin Krause is a bit of a beta guy, but he is really nice and smart with a dry sense of humor. He is also so devoted to his teenage daughter that he agreed to move across the country after his divorced former wife moved across the country to spend his daughter’s last year in high school with her. Rose has her own hang-ups about letting anyone into her life and I liked the alternating viewpoints as Rose slowly learns to open up to Martin. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book that I received from Netgalley; however, the opinions are my own and I did not receive any compensation for my review.
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