I have followed Melissa Blue (@mel_thegreat) on Twitter for a while now. She is a goddammn delight. Last year, Her tweets led me to Suleikha Snyder’s Tikka Chance on Me (which you should 100% read), which kicked of a year of discovering so many new authors in 2019. Blue also writes as Dakota Gray. I have read Perv, but have yet to find a way to review it on a family site. You should also follow Melissa Blue on twitter, and try her books.
Blue’s novella, Grumpy Jake, is short, sweet and chock full of sexy times with a small side of angst.
Bailey Thorne is a kindergarten teacher at Obama Elementary, a school that includes pre-school classes. In the two years that Jayden has been in the pre-school program, Bailey has watched his father, Jake the Rake, date his way through her colleagues. The story is Jake is all romance one night a week for six months and then he ends the relationship. Bailey has no patience for rakes and as Jake’s son enters her class she has no plans to get friendly with him. A reluctant attraction, forced propinquity, and an adorable child with no sense of boundaries combine to spark a romance between Bailey and Jake.
Jake is very protective of Jayden, in part because of what he will have to tell him about his mother. He wants to keep his romances separate from his son, but that’s impossible with Bailey.
There’s texting, dates, little league games, late night house calls, brothers, a misunderstanding, some grovelling, and a lot of steamy sex.