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Heart for Teacher – Reader Roundup with Amy Alessio

Amy Alessio

Bless the many teachers heading back into the classrooms this fall. Old West romance stories usually feature a schoolteacher, and Regencies star governesses, but professors appear in modern stories too. Enjoy these stories about them falling in love.

just to be with youSheryl Lister’s debut Just to Be With You follow teacher Janae who is done with dating after many bad endings. A backstage memorable meeting with R&B star Monte makes her change her mind. Monte is tired of women wanting his fame and accompanying fortune and does not trust the strong connection he and Janae feel. There is plenty of both heat and heart in this love story.
between the sheetsFrom her Boys of Bishop series, Molly O’Keefe’s Between the Sheets lets single dad Ty fall for his pretty neighbor, who happens to be his son’s art teacher. Shelby likes structure and routine, but decides to give in to her fantasies for the hot biker. They enjoy an intense affair only to realize that they never want it to end.
hope at dawnStacy Henrie’s Hope at Dawn takes readers to the era of World War I. While her brothers are overseas fighting, Livy wants to help the family. Handsome Friedrick helps her find a job as a teacher in a small German American town. Anti-German sentiments and past secrets threaten their growing feelings. World War I stories are hard to find, and readers will enjoy the sweet love story as Friedrick and Stacy protect each other.
unstoppableFrom her Country Roads series, Shannon Richards’ Unstoppable love story former Air Force sergeant Bennett and teacher Melanie. The Florida teacher asks the moody Bennett to help her students with a special project, and it draws him out of his painful memories. Melanie and her kisses get him thinking about the future.
seditionThe sensual Sedition by Katharine Grant takes readers to 1790s London, where four fathers decide to work together to get good marriages for their five daughters. They hire a French music teacher to give them a new talent, but the instructor’s talents lie more in seduction than in musical training. To his surprise, some of the young women already know much about the subject, and each of their paths is surprising though some family secrets give the story a darker tone.
losing itMany people enjoy teacher-student romances and there are lots of good ones in the new adult genre especially. Cora Carmack’s Losing It was featured in a list of college romances here previously, but it fits well here too. Bliss wants to rid herself of her virginity before she graduates from college. She has a hot guy ready to go, but loses her nerve. The next day she discovers he is her new theater professor. Garrick knows he can’t continue a relationship with the woman who intrigues him, but they find a way in this strong start to Carmack’s series.

I wanted to call this list Hot for Teacher but my husband thinks my fandom of Motley Crue shows my age! Enjoy.


Bio: Amy Alessio has enjoyed the advice of teens for over seventeen years in her work as a librarian at the Schaumburg Twp. Library in Illinois. Her first young adult mystery, Taking the High Ground, was published by 4RV Publishing. She wrote Mind Bending Mysterious Services for Teens (ALA Editions, 2013) and co-authored A Year of Programs for Teens 2 with Kim Patton. She is the 2013 Illinois Library Association Young Adult Librarian Award Winner and the Northern Illinois RWA 2013 Librarian of the Year. Information on her blog and presentations on vintage crafts and cookbooks as well as readers advisory topics can be found at

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2 Responses to “Heart for Teacher – Reader Roundup with Amy Alessio”

  1. Morning Amy!

    I haven’t read a single one of these! augh! Looks like an awesome list – I’ll definitely be checking some of them out! =)


    Posted by Carrie Spencer | September 6, 2014, 11:02 am
  2. Thanks for including HOPE AT DAWN on your list, Amy! 🙂

    Posted by Stacy Henrie | September 15, 2014, 3:33 pm

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