Monday 24 June 2013

Grading on Curves by Tara Mills

Today I have a fellow Beachwalk Babe here, the lovely Tara Mills is promoting her new release Grading on Curves. Now just look at the cover! If that alone doesn't make you want to read it then this certainly will ;)


One-on-one instruction never felt so right—or so wrong.
There’s nothing unusual about Mia Page’s attraction to the young science teacher at the middle school. After all, she’s not the only one who finds him enticing. But when he pulls her son aside to ask for her phone number, she knows she’s in serious trouble. Since her divorce four years earlier, she’s been out of circulation, choosing to focus on parenting instead, and she’s not entirely sure she can handle an entanglement with the sexy Mr. Walden.

There are also other reasons why getting involved with Curt would be a bad idea. He’s two years shy of thirty, and she’s on the downside of that unmentionable number. He’s adamant about never having kids, and she has a son. Even the guy’s romantic gifts are suspect. Energy saving light bulbs? He has to be kidding.

On the other hand, he’s fun, sweet, and smart. He stimulates her intellectually, emotionally, and Lord help her, physically, opening her eyes to life outside her comfortable world. Yet their differences quietly gnaw at Mia even while she succumbs to their undeniable chemistry.

As their romance deepens, so do Mia’s fears that Curt will eventually hurt her. On edge, all it takes is an innocent comment to provoke her into drawing first blood. Mia recklessly wounds Curt, learning only too late that this blade cuts both ways. Frantic to make amends, she fears it might be too late to admit the feelings she’s tried so hard to suppress.

Content Warning: contains sensual sex
Read the First Chapter Here:

Buy Links

Available now at Beachwalk PressAmazonAmazon UK, and Barnes & Noble

Author Info

I write stories I like to read -- contemporary romances with identifiable characters and themes. Life is hard, love makes it bearable. If you like stories with heart, heat, and humor, I have a title for you.

In the real world I'm a pampered wife, lucky mom to three amazing sons and one wonderful daughter-in-law, and I just became a very young grandma. I should probably underline the word very. Oh heck, why not the word young too? Nah, you get the point. I'm also the daily monitor of one naughty dog with an attitude.

Author Links

Visit Tara Mills Romance or find me on Facebook

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  1. Yes, had a crush on my teacher that wore tight wrangler jeans to school every day :)

  2. We had a 7th grade science teacher that I think every girl in Middle School was in love with! I was looking through old year books several years ago and saw that I had drawn red and purple hearts all around his picture- I was seriously crushing- I never thought Science was fun before 7th grade!

  3. Thank you, Emily for inviting me on and sharing, Grading on Curves with your friends and fans. MommyIves, you have to read this now! Wink. Good luck in the drawing ladies.

  4. Love the premise of this story, sounds so very real! Cute title, too. Can't wait to see how things shake out!

  5. Sounds like a fun and cute read. It's going on my TR list for sure.

  6. This is a great book and I can highly recommend it for everyone.