Ms. Dykes is a new to me author and I am so happy that I read this.
Totally Schooled is a M/M romance involving Rafe Scott and Nolan Burke. Rafe is a single dad with the cutest little girl. Nolan just happens to be the kindergarten teacher at the local school (can you see where this story is headed😉).
Individually, Rafe and Nolan are fighting their own ghosts, insecurities, fears, and difficult pasts. Rafe comes from that ‘wholesome’ community that does not necessarily understand his sexuality, while Nolan comes from a family full of love. His problem (if it is a problem) is his big heart because people seem to take advantage of those with a big and giving heart.
“I know, without a doubt, I’m falling entirely too hard for both of them.”
I adored these two, and of course Hailey. They were friends first who just so happened to be extremely attracted to each other. I was a little perturbed with the pacing of the relationship towards the end of the book. I completely get the reasoning behind it but just want to yell, ‘communicate people’!! We get it, you’re friends, you’re cautious, you don’t want to make a mistake, etc., but holy moley, I believe that line was already crossed!
I am absolutely, 100%, in love with the ending. I am a self-proclaimed epilogue hoe. I love them and Nicole’s was written with so much love, that it gave me the warm fuzzies all over. Rafe, Nolan, and Hailey were a joy to read about am anxious to read more from Nicole!
“I think that’s why they call it falling in love. You have to take a leap to get there.”