Nov 16

See Me After Class by Meghan Quinn Review


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“Did you have relations with my brother . . .”

Good question.

I’d like to preface this by saying it was never my intention to ever get involved in a workplace romance, let alone get involved with the most surly, agitating, and pompous man I’ve ever met who just so happens to be my new friend’s brother.

My intentions were to show students how English and reading books could actually be fun and make a new life for myself in the suburbs of Chicago.

But so far, I’ve managed to be called into the principal’s office.

Coerced into participating in the teacher’s badminton league.

And instigated into passionate fights with Arlo Turner over education and decorum while losing my underwear at the same time.

Known as Mr. Turns Me On, he’s the reason I might get fired from my first ever teaching job.

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Meghan Quinn effortlessly blends surprisingly deep emotion into her romantic comedies, and let me just tell you, it is pure genius. I always go into one of her books geared up to laugh myself silly with the absolute absurdity that is this author’s comedic signature, and I can definitely be overheard cackling through her books by my family. The thing is that her books are so much more than just uproariously funny romantic comedies. There is a seriously sexy romance happening on those pages, and amid the laughter, the lust and the love, she builds in a shock of powerfully heartfelt emotions that manages to take me by surprise with their depth each and every time.

Arlo Turner was one of the most closed off, uptight male leads that Quinn has ever written. It was really easy to not like this guy, but pay close attention, because this hero maintains a rigid, closed off persona to hide his insecurities, to shield his many layers and to guard his already battered and bruised heart. Greer Gibson is everything that Arlo is not. She’s a ray of sunshine, she has a wild sense of humor, and her enthusiastic, creative approach to teaching is a direct attack on Arlo’s academically demanding teaching style. It’s all a little unnerving to Arlo, especially when they get off on the wrong foot and things spiral down from there. The problem is that behind all the cutting commentary and the pranks, there is an inferno of attraction that neither one of them knows what to do with. They may start most of their interactions at each other’s throats, but it isn’t long before the taunts turn to teasing and temptation.

As much as I didn’t particularly like Arlo at first, I really did love him and Greer together. The rapid-fire, witty and ever-present banter in See Me After Class was some of Quinn’s best yet, and let me tell you, having read everything she’s released over the last few years, that is really saying something. Arlo and Greer’s relationship was a bit of a slow burn, but boy did it ever burn. They definitely ran each other through their paces, and in the process, Meghan took me on a full tour off all the feels. There is definitely a thin line between love and hate, and what may have started out as loathing between Arlo and Greer, quickly moved beyond lusting and blossomed into the kind of love that lasts a lifetime. As a reader who got to experience this relationship as it took root and grew, I was swept right up into this passionate, poignant and laugh-out-loud hilarious story. Five smooches from me for See Me After Class by Meghan Quinn.

~ Danielle Palumbo





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