I think this book handled the issue of bullying kids very well. It made me go and rethink things in my life. I hope I was on the right side of it.
This is a romance of two teachers when they get asked to help get the school bullying system up and running after the one teacher catches 4 guys bullying 1 other weaker guy in the bathroom. Then those 4 guys pushed by her and did not do what she asked them to do.
Cassie Greaves is the new teacher in Conard County she teaches math & science classes.
One day she hears talk in the bathroom that gets her attention and she walks in and finds a boy on the floor and 4 bigger boys tauting him they even spit on him.
Cassie tells them to stop it right now. The boy on the floor told to go to nurses office and the others to the principle office they said no and bumped her out of the way.
Cassie did not know the names but took the matter straight to the princaple. She then recongized the one as a star on the basketball team. Cassie wants the kids suspended but agrees to lesser.
Calls into the office the football coach to help the two of them come up with ways they can discuss and stop bullying. The principle calls the parents of the boys and tells them they have detention because they ignored a teacher.
Cassis has thought that Linc Blair was good looking but that he resents her not welcoming her at all to the school.
Linc fiance had demanded that he sell the ranch that has been in his family for over a year. She was a new comer and did not like the country feeling of the area. So Linc was trying to stay away from Cassie he thinks she too will move away after winter season.
The following monday Cassie goes into her classroom and finds a bloody dead rat on her task that has been thier all weekend. She gets more bullying by others and things keep getting worse.
Thier is a few love scenes that I skipped over. It has been awhile since I have a read
a Conard Country book. But did enjoy the book and look forward to reading more books by Rachel Lee in the future.
This story tells some negatives of small community but also shows the good sides too and thier are always those who do not things through before acting.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from netgalley.
11/01/2012 PUB Harlequin Romantic Suspense 224 pages