Hard To Handle is the second book in the Teach Me series, but can be enjoyed as a full-length, standalone romance.
RC Boldt’s Teach Me series gives us a closer look at just how thin the line is between love and hate…
Fifth grade social studies teacher, Laney Kavanaugh, is no stranger to being left behind – her father taught her that at a young age. That’s why she always has her eyes wide open when it comes to men. She’s determined she will never again be the one left behind. She doesn’t let sex blur what they’re really doing; it’s always just sex.
Zachariah Mayson, fifth grade writing and English teacher, has been the bane of Laney’s existence from the moment they met at their shared elementary school. She can’t stand him. He gets under her skin like no other and is always utterly obnoxious in his attempts–and successes–in getting a rise out of her.
Until the wedding.
The night of their friends’ wedding, Laney gives in to a moment of melancholy, knowing she’ll never be able to let her guard down enough to let a guy close, let alone someday get married. She and Zach end up having the hottest night she’d ever experienced, showing her another side of him, a softer, sweeter one he’d hidden from her until now. Because now, he hoped she was finally ready to “see” him.
But when you’ve always guarded yourself against falling in love, can you let go of the past in order to embrace the future?
Praise for Hard To Handle
I never thought I would dig teachers, but RC Boldt just writes them in the kind of light I never pictured. Sweet, sexy, sassy fun, this book thrilled me and melted me.Marie's Tempting Reads
Throughout this book I totally rooted for Zach as Laney was definitely a tough nut to crack. The book ended just the way I was hoping for! (and of course I am now dying for the next one!)Ever Growing Book Obsession
I recommend you grab this book and ride along with this amazing gang of friends finding their place in this game called life. J&J's Southern Spice Blog
About the Author
RC Boldt is the wife of Mr. Boldt, a retired Navy Chief, mother of Little Miss Boldt, and former teacher of many students. She currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you're in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can't recall the lyrics to a particular 80's song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she's your girl.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Even though its the second book in the Teach Me series it could be read as a standalone without reading the first book and still be enjoyed. The primary characters in this book were Laney and Zach. I liked Zach a lot, and I understood him. He cared about Laney so much he would do whatever it took to get her attention even if it was negative attention. He drove her crazy to the point that she was sure he hated her because why else would he be so mean? Many times I watched what he did and thought why are you doing this to yourself other times he did exactly what I would have. Which isn’t to say it was the right thing just that I at times operate along the same wave length. Laney was a sweet girl who was jaded by the hand life had dealt her. I often found myself feeling bad for her even as I thought dang it girl what are you doing. Many times I was left thinking, you just made that harder for yourself than it really had to be, but I can relate to that too. All of that said I was pleased with the way the story ultimately progressed for her. All in all I thought the book was great and would readily recommend it to a friend to read. **ARC Provided by author in exchange for an -honest- review.**
4.5 star I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, a wide range of emotions, and heartbreak. If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first Wildest Dream (Teach Me, #1) This is Laney and Zach’s story. Laney has built walls around her heart. After being left behind she had to. She has sex but will now be left behind again so only sex. No emotions. Zach and Laney have been at odds for a long time. But one night of passion could have them both wanting more. Can Zach break through Laney’s walls? Can Zach teach her to love him and believe that he is not going to leave? Can Laney trust Zach after her past has her so conflicted? Does one night really change a person so much or are they just fooling themselves? I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I highly recommend this book.
If you haven't tried a book by R.C. Boldt you're missing out on some great books! I love her writing style. The humor she adds to her books wins me over every time. I found myself laughing out loud a lot while reading this one. I even had my family ask me what was so funny. This is the second book in the series and the closeness in this group of teachers is what brings this story to life. The easy camaraderie. I liked getting to know more about the army buddies of Mac and Foster. I really can't wait for Lawson to get his book because I think he's going to be my favorite character out of the bunch. Now onto the main characters in this story, Laney and Zach. These two have a complicated relationship because of a goof up by Zach when they first met. Zach is definitely great hero material. He's like the boy who pulled on your hair in grade school because he liked you. That's how Zach looks at they way he teases Laney except Laney has no idea his true feelings. Zach now has to reverse the damage his long ago comments made on Laney. Zach has such a big heart and needs to let Laney see that side of him. Laney's past has left a lasting impression on her to the point she has sworn off relationships and commitment. Can Zach open her heart to the love he has to offer? Will Laney realize what's right in front of her before it's too late? I did tear up at the end because it's a real big step for Laney.