By Marie James
Thirty-three, single, and loving life.
Construction worker by day and playboy by night. Kegan Cole has what many men can only dream about. A great job, incredible family, and more women fawning over him than he can count. What more could he ask for?
Lexi Carter spends her days teaching at a private school. Struggling to rebuild her life after tragedy nearly destroyed her, she doesn’t have the time or energy to invest in any arrangement that could lead to heartbreak. That includes the enigmatic Kegan Cole whose arrogance and sex appeal arrive long before he enters a room.
It doesn’t matter how witty, charming, and incredibly sexy he is. She plays games all day with her students and has no room in her life for games when it comes to men, and Kegan Cole has ‘love them and leave them’ written all over his handsome bearded face.
When Lexi doesn’t fall at his feet like every other woman before her, Kegan is forced off-script to pursue her because not convincing her to give in isn’t an option.
How can a man who hates lies be compatible with a woman who has more secrets than she can count?
Can a man set in his playboy ways become the man Lexi needs? More importantly, does he even want to?
“Let the wall down, Lexi.”
“Oh, sweetheart. You knocked that fucker down weeks ago.”
TEACH ME LIKE THAT was a lot more lighthearted than the first book in this series, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t instances where tears were a possibility. Tears of sadness for Lexi’s past and tears of frustration for Kegan’s unwillingness to let go of his manwhore ways.
I liked Lexi, who meets Kegan when he drops off his two nieces at school one morning. Their chemistry is palpable and I commend Lexi for keeping Kegan at arm’s length as long as she did. But given her past, along with the possibility of losing her job because of him, that’s not at all surprising. I liked that she didn’t turn into a quivering mess when Kegan treated her like crap, but instead turned his behaviour back on him, which had him coming back for more.
There were times I loved Kegan, and there were times I wanted to reach into my Kindle and slap him. He has no filter and will speak before he thinks, and most of the time that was funny and a little bit adorable. But when he said “Thanks doll” to Lexi, I think I had steam coming out of my ears. He’s cocky and arrogant, expecting every woman to fall at his feet because that’s all they’ve done his whole life. He’s never had to work for a woman before, and Lexi makes him work. Not by stringing him along or by playing hard-to-get, but by not taking his crap. But he’s a nice guy that just needed to grow up and start acting like an adult. His dirty talk also worked in his favour.
“I’m going to take you to our bed and make love to you all night. And by make love, I mean I’m going to fuck you hard and dirty, just how you like it.”
TEACH ME LIKE THAT is told in dual POVs and while it’s part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone. The copy I read is an ARC and it did have a few errors here and there that I’m hoping will be fixed by the time the book goes live. The story comes with a HEA and an epilogue that’s set three years into the future. I don’t know whether there will be any more books in this series given that both brothers have found their partners. That being said, some focus was given to Lexi’s best friend as well as her cousin, so maybe they’ll get their own books in the future.
Teach Me Like That (Love Me Like That # 2)
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