Love has a steep learning curve.Stage Two by Ariel Tachna
Assistant high school principal Blake Barnes has everything he wants—a chance to help troubled students and an outlet for his passion for theater. Well, almost everything—he still goes home to an empty apartment. Then his high school crush explodes back into his life, the unexpected guardian of two boys in Blake’s care.
Thane Dalton has always been a bad boy through and through. Not much has changed, including his mistrust of authority figures, and no amount of institutional bureaucracy will keep him from protecting his nephews from the bullies terrorizing them. If that means butting heads with Blake, so be it.
Blake and Thane have lessons to learn: that they both have the boys’ best interests at heart, that the tension between them isn’t just confrontational, and that sparks can fly when opposites come together.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Blake has always been a good teacher for his students.
But meeting Thane, his teenage crush lowered down his self confidence.
Definitely an opposite attracts since the beginning, Thane didn't even realized or remember about Blake back then.
He's always an arrogant one.
But after his sister left him with his two teenage nephew, he's suddenly became a parent and he seemed a little unprepared for that. Especially when he have to face bullying.
Blake offered his idea. Didn't trust Blake in the beginning, they're finally passed the barricade of awkward teacher-parent relationship, became friends, and then lovers.
This a sweet story about acceptance, grief, adjustment and a chance o be more.
Not a hard book, the bullying is light one, the nephews are both great.
This one is more of 'family building', and how to be a parent for teenagers..ouch. Not easy, I know.
This is a good book, read this one.
*ARC provided by Dreamspinner press in exchange of an honest and fair review.&
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