Title : Summer School
Author : Tam Ames
Publisher : Dreamspinner Press (BUY HERE)
Genre : M/M, Contemporary
Length : 148 pages (e-book)
Published : August 14, 2013
Rating : ★★★
Jeremy Decker’s recent split with his long-distance boyfriend has left him lonely with a mountain of debt. His only practical source of extra cash is to teach summer school, even if it means teaching history—not easy for an English teacher. To support him, the school hires Lucas Van Sloan, a much-younger college history student.
Lucas, with his swimmer’s physique and optimism, not to mention his determination to get what he wants, both attracts and annoys Jeremy… and what Lucas wants is Jeremy. The heat flares between them, but when Jeremy’s ex, a high-powered attorney with plenty of experience turning things his way, shows he wants Jeremy too, it threatens to snuff out the flame of passion and new love.
Jeremy tried everything he could to make it work with his long distance relationship. Sadly catching his man in bed with a twink on one of his surprise visits put an end to his hard work. Jeremy has racked up his credit cards with trips to visit his ex and now it’s time to pay up. So, he takes a summer school job teaching history. A subject he’s not remotely qualified to teach. Luckily for him the school provides an intern who does know his history.
Lucas is excited about his first job teaching. This is the kind of thing he needs for his resume to stand out in the crowd. He realizes the first day that the teacher will definitely need his help. They get to know each other and find they like each other. Jeremy’s air conditioner breaks during a heat wave and Lucas offers for him to stay at the house he’s house sitting until it’s fixed. From there the sparks fly. The guys carry on teaching summer school during the day and having hot sex at night. Feelings start to develop despite Jeremy fighting it. Then the ex walks back into his life…
You know how sometimes you read a story and it’s good but there’s nothing gripping about it? So it’s just kind of meh. Not bad but not great either. That’s how I felt about this story. Lots of sex and it had some potential but ultimately I didn’t really care about the characters. Lucas was fun but Jeremy was a ticking time bomb. One minute he’s clever and living in the moment. The next, he’s freaking out and being a jerk. It was hard to like him.
The ex was pretty predictable with the phone calls. I think the book was okay until he came back. I realize he served his purpose to wake Jeremy up to what he had with Lucas but at that point I didn’t really care. The couple just never captured me. I’m sure other people may enjoy this book. There were some funny moments. If you want something simple with lots of sex you might pick this one up.
Rated 3 stars by Whit