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Liz Loves Books

I love to read and to talk about books. I review many of the books I read. I do not accept any author/publisher submissions for reviews. I do not read or review ARCs. I do not enter any giveaways or contests. I obtain the books I review by purchasing them at the same price they are offered to the general public at the time of purchase. My reviews are intended for the use of my fellow readers. They are not advertising or promotion. They are not beta reads or constructive criticism or editing or advice to the author. My only obligation to the author is to pay the price charged for the book at the time of purchase. My reviews are sometimes critical and I will not stop posting critical reviews just to spare delicate authors' feelings. I am happy to make new friends, but friend requests from authors or promoters who have few or no books (and/or friends) in common with me and write or promote categories I do not read (especially new adult) will be ignored. I used to read more self-published books. After recent meltdowns by self-published authors, I now only read self-published authors I've previously read or who have been recommended to me by fellow readers I trust. I also used to read young adult/new adult books but rarely do so now.

His Son's Teacher - Kay Stockham I liked this a lot more than the first book in this series (Another Man's Baby). This is a BBW good/smart girl and sexy athletic hero who thinks he's not smart. Both the hero and heroine are very likeable characters with major self-esteem problems. There is a lot of misunderstanding between them butit's a sort of misunderstanding that resonates with me because they both heard over and over from family and vexes that they were unworthy and that sort of programming can be hard to overcome. I really like the supportiveness they show each other and the way both characters grow over the course of the story. The heroine does something really, really bad towards the end and I thought the hero was too quick to get over that so I'd give this 3.75 stars rather than 4 but overall it was very good. The silly twee descriptions of the town of Beauty don't show up here thank goodness. I think the author missed a potentially cool opportunity to have the heroine point out to the hero that as a trainer he is also a teacher.