Title: See Me After Class
Author: Meghan Quinn
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: 12 Nov 2020
Synopsis from Goodreads
“Did you have relations with my brother . . .”
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.
I have to say See Me After Class was not one of my favourite Meghan Quinn stories; while the banter and chemistry where still there I felt as if the pacing was way off.
The attraction between Arlo and Greer was immediate but simultaneously there was also a intelectual butting of heads over teaching methods. Something that is a definite problem as Greer is a new teacher in Arlo’s department, English. I actually loved seeing the innovative teaching methods, the difference in teaching styles and how much teachers put into helping their students. While Arlo and Greer’s teaching styles are vastly different, neither is right or wrong, however, I will say when they worked together and blended their styles is when the greatest results were obtained both personally and professionally.
See Me After Class is a slow build with Arlo desperately trying to avoid catching feelings for Greer, while asserting his alpha self in an intimate physical capacity. To say Arlo is a little messed up would be an understatement. As the story unfolds, insight is given as to the reasons behind Arlo’s behaviour. With the help of his sister and a therapist, Arlo gains some self-awareness and in doing so is willing to move outside his comfort zone the romance Greer.
While the romance is the main aspect of the plot, it was the peripheral characters who were the real highlight of the story for me. A diverse and quirky bunch who provided endless entertainment at all times.