Chalkboard Romance

Melissa Keir
Chalkboard Romance
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Secret Cravings Publishing
Release Date
January 2014
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

Lauren Walsh, a divorcee and elementary teacher, wanted to feel sexy again, after her ex tossed her aside for a younger woman. Her teaching partner and best friend encouraged her to sign up for The Playhouse--a renowned dating agency.

Mac Thomas remained trapped in a marriage to a money grubbing socialite. Forced to stay away from his young son, Mac lost the ability to trust. After the death of his wife, he returned to care for his son but his sister wants more for him. She sets him up with The Playhouse.

Passion ignites but Mac's a parent of one of Lauren's students. A teacher and a parent dating could cost Lauren her job and her chance at happiness. Will Mac be able to convince the school and Lauren, that love is the most important thing?

Book Review by Rachel's Willful Thoughts (reviewer)
Aug 07, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
173 people found the following review helpful
What happens when you have to choose between romance and your job?

Lauren Walsh agrees to a blind date, never dreaming that it would be just what she needed to boost her self-confidence. Chalking it up as one of the best nights of her life, she returns to her teaching job.

When she and Mac meet again, author Melissa Keir turns up the heat in CHALKBOARD ROMANCE. However, with their identities revealed, it is clear that Lauren will have to make a difficult choice.

This was one of those stories that I wanted to love, especially since there are some humorous scenes. However, in order to get a higher score, the book needs another round of in-depth editing. Having a character appear with two different spellings of her name, coupled with too many glaring grammar and usage errors pretty much ruins the book's appeal.

From a content standpoint, it appeared that the writer had at least three potential storylines going at one time. At under 100 pages, any one of those probably would have been enough by itself. As it is, the plot seems under-developed.

The heat level provides readers with plenty of entertainment, but it's not enough to carry the book.

Editor's Note:

Update from the Author: The review is based on an unedited review copy, and the editing errors have since been corrected in the final copy.
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