The first edgy, sexy novel in the Flirting With Trouble contemporary romance series.
She may be the teacher….
All Hyacinth “Cyn” Hendricks ever wanted to do was make a difference in the world. But when she joins the faculty of a Baltimore reform school, she discovers that she’s bitten off more than she can chew. Because the last thing she expects when she meets her newest student is to see the guy she met—and made out with—at a bar last week.
But he’s the one giving her a lesson….
To Cyn, Smith Asher is an enigma. The 20-year old doesn’t look like a high schooler and he certainly didn’t act like one the other night. Despite the smoldering chemistry between them, she knows she has to squash this dangerous infatuation before it gets them both in serious trouble. But her desire for Smith—and his lust for her—quickly grows too hot to ignore. And Cyn soon learns that there is one thing worse than teaching someone you’ve seen nearly naked….
Teaching someone you want to see nearly naked again.
This is my M.O. I’m a rock star. An over-achiever. I’ve excelled at everything I’ve done. Honor roll every year, valedictorian of my high school, and Magna Cum Laude when I graduated college. But now? Well, I’m a little tired of acing every test and winning every game. The truth is that anything that’s considered too difficult is exactly what I should be doing right now.
“Was there anything else, sir?” I ask, trying to sound polite. I’m going to be late to see Dad and I know he’ll worry. I never miss our Thursday night dinners.
Mr. Weathersby clears his throat and gives me a tight smile.
“Actually, yes. This is a bit unorthodox, but I’ve brought you in for a preliminary introduction to a new member of your first period class. He’ll be starting with you tomorrow and I felt it important that you meet beforehand.”
I paste on my “teacher smile.” I’ve perfected it—friendly without being too open. Caring without being condescending. It’s like my student-resistant shield. Keep your distance while maintaining authority—that’s how you make them respect you, even if they might be old enough to drink. Definitely old enough to buy cigarettes. And porn.
“Mr. Asher, you can join us,” Mr. Weathersby calls out.
The door opens behind me and I try to decide whether I should stand up. I wonder why the private meeting is necessary—maybe it’s someone who has a history of violent episodes in the classroom.
Shit, maybe he killed his last English teacher, so Mr. Weathersby is trying to give me a fighting chance to live…
Stop it, Cyn.
But, when I turn and smile, I forget all about violent offenders and parole violations. Because I know the student who just walked through the door.
Like, know him, know him.
In fact, the last time I saw him, I was half-naked and covered in body paint, pressing up against him in a dark stairwell and begging for him to touch me.
BONUS LOOK AT BOOK 2 COVER!!
About the author
Annie Kelly is the pen name for writer Kelly Fiore and the author of the Flirting with Trouble novels. After graduating from Salisbury University with a BA in English, Kelly went on to get her MFA in Poetry from West Virginia University. When she’s not writing romance, Kelly loves cooking, rocking out to 80s hair metal, and spending time with her son.