Author: Olivia Dade
Publisher: Hussies & Harpies Press
Release Date: May 30, 2019
Series: There’s Something About Marysburg #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
At the staff meeting, Rose waved at Martin when he entered the cafeteria, and he settled in the seat next to hers. While she skimmed the handout on the table, he dug through his briefcase for something.
At the bottom of the paper, she noticed a thumbnail picture of the presenter. Ed Barnes.
Sh*t. Should’ve gulped down more coffee before coming.
“It’s the same consultant we saw before the start of the school year,” she whispered. “The superintendent’s latest overpaid pet. We’re in for a loooooong afternoon.”
From the depths of his briefcase, Martin produced a metallic thermal bottle. The generous lid popped right off, and he flipped it over. A cup.
Clearly, he’d planned better for this meeting than she had.
He hefted the bottle and carefully poured his steaming coffee into the cup, and she almost wept in envy.
Then he nudged the cup directly in front of her.
Oh, she wanted it. But she couldn’t. She couldn’t.
“It’s yours. You should have it.” With sorrow in her soul, she slid it back in front of him. “If I fall asleep, please elbow me. And if I die of boredom, please scatter my ashes directly in front of the presenter, so he accidentally breathes me into his sinuses and gets an infection.”
He grinned and moved the cup beneath her nose. She tried not to moan in need.
“I had plenty of coffee after the fire drill.” His lips quirked. “This is dark roast, by the way. Black and bitter.”
“Like my heart.” She snorted, still amused at the running joke.
It was his coffee, and she really shouldn’t rely on him for anything. But it smelled like the sort of coffee a god might offer when he swooped down from Mt. Olympus and impregnated some mortals. Caffeinated ambrosia. Seduction in liquid form.
Martin leaned close and whispered, “Rose, stop eye-f*cking the coffee and just drink it.”
His breath, a waft of warm air. His mouth, so close to her ear…
She shivered as a tingle of arousal eased down her spine.
At the first tap of the microphone on the impromptu dais, she pulled herself together. “Language, Mr. Krause.”
But she drank his coffee, and as she did, she could see him watching her mouth.
About the Book:
Their lesson plans didn’t include love. But that’s about to change…
When Martin Krause arrives at Rose Owens’s high school, she’s determined to remain chilly with her new colleague. Unfriendly? Maybe. Understandable? Yes, since a loathsome administrator gave Rose’s beloved world history classes to Martin, knowing it would hurt her.
But keeping her distance from a man as warm and kind as Martin will prove challenging, even for a stubborn, guarded ice queen. Especially when she begins to see him for what he truly is: a man who’s never been taught his own value. Martin could use a good teacher—and luckily, Rose is the best.
Rose has her own lessons—about trust, about vulnerability, about her past—to learn. And over the course of a single school year, the two of them will find out just how hot it can get when an ice queen melts.
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