I'm partial to school teacher characters. That's no surprise. As a teacher myself, I can't help but find school teacher stories interesting. Either the author gets it right or they make some big assumptions. Mindy McKinley knows what she is talking about!
AT LAST is an emotional rollercoaster. At some points I laughed and at others, tears filled my eyes. Her writing is both fresh and timeless. Best of all, this is the first in a three book series! So when you fall for her heroes....they come back to visit in the rest of the books! YES!
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Her whole life, Lula Stanley has wanted one thing—to find her father. When her grandmother’s failing health threatens to leave her with no family at all, the quiet literature teacher will stop at nothing to locate the man her mother tried so hard to hide. With her life in a tailspin, she doesn't have time for anything else, especially romance. But after she catches the eye of the hottest teacher at East High, Lula finds it nearly impossible to focus on her family’s past with such an appealing man in her present.
High School history teacher Dominic Adams can get any woman he wants, and has. But a chance encounter with Lula at a jazz club changes everything. Now, he only wants her, and will do whatever it takes to make her his.
As Dominic and Lula grow closer to each other and to solving her family's mystery, it becomes clear that some things are best left in the past. Will the promise of true love give Dominic and Lula a future, or will the truth of her history tear them apart?
Lula opened her eyes to find Dom looking at her softly.
“I think you were thinking about a kiss.”
“You do?” she asked weakly. He was wrong; she had been thinking much more than that.
“I do.” He ran his thumb over her bottom lip. “Because I was thinking the same thing.”
Oh God. She had to stifle a whimper. “You were?”
He nodded. “Can I kiss you, Lu?”
She stared at him, trying to convey how much she wanted it without saying so. All she could really do was nod. When she did, he smiled and brought his lips to hers.
The entire room spun, and she felt herself tilt. His lips were soft, demanding,
experienced. He coaxed her mouth open easily and she felt herself moan at the sensuous friction of his tongue against hers.
He slipped his hands up to her neck as he kissed her, and she could feel his desire growing against her hip.
She dug her fingers into his shoulders, marveling at the muscles underneath. She could die here and be happy.
Far, far too early, he pulled away. His eyes were wide and his breath just as shallow as hers. After a moment, he grinned and caressed her cheek again. “Anytime you want a kiss, sweet Lu, all you gotta do is ask.”
She inhaled. “Is that so, Mr. Adams?”
“Are you ever going to call me Dom?”
He chuckled and turned to leave. When he got to the door, he turned and told her, “And yes, that is so.”
About the Author:
Mindy McKinley is a Contemporary Romance author, avid reader, and cellist.
She lives in the Midwest with her drummer husband and two adorable cats. In her life outside of writing, she is a music teacher, a small business owner, and a professional musician.
No matter where she is in her busy life, her mind is always on her writing. She finds inspiration in everyday moments and joy in putting words in just the right order.
If you’re interested in learning more about Mindy’s writing, visit her website at www.mindymckinley.com for information on current books, upcoming projects, and a blog.
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