Earn Your Extra Credit by Meghan Quinn
Narrated by Erin Mallon and Sebastian York
Romantic Comedy. Can stand alone but closely related to others.
Despite not being marked as a series, Earn your Extra Credit by Meghan Quinn is really book 2 in a series. It stands alone just fine, but if you love it and want to read the first book, See Me After Class, there are spoilers, obviously.
“If Fireball had a mode of transportation, it would be a motorcycle, and you know Fireball wouldn’t wear a helmet.”
OK so that quote had nothing to do with my review, but I had to include it, because how true is that? lol
The blurb pretty much says it all, so briefly, this series is about teachers. Brock “Romeo” Romero has been crushing on another teacher, Stella, for some time. They developed an amazing friendship until Romeo asked her out on a date. Stella was clueless it was a date, and left with another guy. Romeo hasn’t spoken to her since.
They are both invited to the Maui destination wedding of the couple from the first book, Arlo and Greer. When Stella runs into her father celebrating his engagement to her high school nemesis, she said she was engaged to save face. The first person to pop into her head was Romeo. But he wasn’t talking to her. Could she convince him to be her fake fiance? Could he really be fake when his feelings are real?
Meghan Quinn never fails to make me laugh, and Erin Mallon is hands-down my favorite for a sassy rom-com heroine. Add sexy Sebastian York to the mix and honestly, their narration helped the story so much. I’m not sure I would have liked Stella quite as much if I didn’t hear Erin’s narration.
The first half of the book was romantic comedy perfection. But the fact that this couple just wouldn’t TALK to each other started getting old. I get it, miscommunication is a common trope, but there was just a little too much here. Stella was completely dense and didn’t see any of the clues, and Brock was a pussy who wouldn’t just tell her how he felt.
But he certainly wasn’t a pussy in bed! There were some HOT scenes! Despite a few misgivings, I really enjoyed the book and I have book 3 waiting to go.
- I really love this group of friends.
- I laughed out loud several times.
- There was amazing banter and dialogue.
- Despite being funny there was still lots of emotion.
- Holy hotness!
- The parent-trapping adventures to prank her dad’s fiancee were silly and fun but began to take over the storyline a little too much.
- Way too much miscommunication.
- That this isn’t marketed as a series. I bought the third book by accident before this but luckily realized quickly that I had skipped a book before it spoiled too much.
- Keiko’s personality went a little too far sometimes, though she provided a lot of the book’s humor. It’s clear she’s on the spectrum and I worry that some scenes may be viewed as insulting.
Erin Mallon and Sebastian York elevated this book for me. I’m not sure I would have liked the heroine as much (which is so important to me) had it not been for Erin’s voice. And Sebastian could read a legal document and it would be sexy.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 4 Stars. 4.5 Heat, 5 narration
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Though not labeled as a series, these are 100% a series and while they each stand alone, they are best read in order to avoid spoilers.