What the Heck, Dec?! by Elizabeth Dudak
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Marti Karnawski is waiting in the front office of Noteah Middle School trying to
land first her teaching position, not a man. Yet one casual glance at Declan
Reed - the school’s droolicious social worker with bad boy looks and cocky
attitude - and she can’t help but fall head over in heels in crush. The fact he
returns her interest, despite the other woman on his arm, poses a problem. Marti
spent a lifetime trying to forgive a philandering father and understanding a
mother in constant denial. She will not be the other woman - not even for one
Declan Reed. Now all she has to do is convince her heart.
I started reading this book and liked Marti right off the bat. Her off the cuff, say what ever is on your mind attitude is awesomely refreshing. The fact that she is a little awkward makes her human. I was definitely able to relate to her sarcastic wit and sense of humor. The settings and people are so well described you can picture them as if you are sitting amongst the characters while the story unfolds. The chemistry between Marti and Dec is explosive. He is portrayed as very much the romance hunk that is required for a convincing male lead in an "Awwwww" inspiring love story. Even though the real sex scenes don't come in until toward the end of the book, the culmination of their need for each other is palpable through each chapter. You can experience it, as though you are the heroine yourself.
I absolutely loved this book. I found myself tugged by the desire to ignore obligations, and even the call of my rumbling stomach when I had missed breakfast by several hours because I did not want to put it down, and picked it back up as quickly as I could thereafter. I look forward to future titles by this author.
I was given this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
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