Wednesday, June 25, 2008

HIS SON'S TEACHER by Kay Stockham - and there's a contest!



Kay Stockham's upcoming (July 8) release, HIS SON’S TEACHER, tells the sweet story of Jennifer Rose, a teacher whose self-confidence has taken a serious blow after an unexpected divorce, and Nick Tulane, a single father whose self-made success has not guaranteed him a carefree existence.
Here's a little blurb:
Nick Tulane ordinarily won't admit weakness—in himself or in those he loves. But when he learns his son is about to fail in school, the single father is desperate to find a tutor. And Jennifer Rose is perfect.
In fact, Jen might be too perfect. Nick's starting to fall for the attractive teacher, and he can't let that happen. Because opening up to Jen means sharing the secret that has always made him feel like an outsider in his own family. Still, with his son showing signs of following in his footsteps, Nick can't keep the truth hidden. But once she knows, will Jen accept him…weakness and all?
My review:
Jennifer has suffered the ultimate betrayal at the hands of her self-centered, cheating ex-husband. Having gained weight after her divorce, she now lets her weight define who she is and despite being an incredibly intelligent, kind-hearted young woman, her self-esteem has hit rock bottom. When her best friend tells her about local gym owner Nick Tulane, who needs a summer tutor for his failing son Matt, she decides to approach him with a business proposition – she’ll tutor his son in exchange for time with a personal training at his gym in a desperate attempt to get herself back in shape. Jen’s friend failed to mention that Nick is absolutely gorgeous and she finds herself embarrassed and intimidated just being with him, especially when it becomes clear that he intends to be her personal trainer. Jen soon finds herself falling for Nick and Matt, but as she delves deeper into Matt’s learning issues, she finds that the problem runs much deeper than she originally thought and it appears that Nick considers the true heart of the matter to be strictly off limits.
Nick accepts Jen’s offer without hesitation and is relieved to know that Matt will soon be back on track with his studies. He finds Jen to be a caring, compassionate young woman and while she does have a few pounds to lose, she’s nowhere near as overweight as she thinks she is. He has his work cut out for him in convincing her that she’s worthy and deserves nothing less than complete happiness. What Jen doesn’t know is that Nick has a secret. A secret that he has allowed to drive a wedge between him and his family for several years. When Jen discovers the truth and a serious misunderstanding follows, Nick feels betrayed and any considerations for a future together appear to be completely destroyed.
Kay Stockham always includes real life lessons in her books. HIS SON’S TEACHER delves into weight loss/fitness issues and realistically addresses the painful emotions and insecurities that often go hand in hand with being overweight. Without giving away too much, I’ll add that reading/learning disabilities are also an important part of the storyline and readers will find themselves interestingly informed about a subject they’ve likely not given much thought to. Relationships between friends and within families, complete with imperfections, always play a crucial role in Kay’s books and HIS SON’S TEACHER is no exception. I highly recommend this book to all romance readers who enjoy a sweet story with plenty of sizzling passion, and characters that are far from flawless.
Kay has kindly given me an autographed copy of HIS SON’S TEACHER for a giveaway here! Thanks so much, Kay! I’ll draw one name from those who post here in, let’s say five days, or Monday, June 30, in the evening.
Thanks for checking this one out! Be sure to stop by Kay's site for an excerpt and purchasing information - and don't forget that series romance have a short shelf life, so act quickly.
Laurie

39 comments:

cas2ajs said...

I love Kay's writing. Please put me in for the draw.

Cheryl S.

tatertot374 said...

This would be wonderful to win! Thank you so much!

Laurie said...

I've read several of Kay's books. Weight loss/obesity and learning disabilities like ADD are definitely prevalent issues right now both with children and adults.

Anonymous said...

Another great book to be on the lookout for...
Thanks for the excerpt to hook me in!
Barbara-Jo

Laura J. said...

Laurie--you have just talked me into this one.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read this book! I ordered it from Borders. Can't wait! :-) Thanks, Daphne in Cincinnati

Tee said...

Anything Kay writes is awesome! I love her writing so please include me in the drawing. Thanks!

Carol said...

I've never read any of Kay's books. This one sounds good!
I would love to win it!

braible said...

Yay Kay!! This looks awesome!!!
Please include me in this contest!!!
Thanks!
Becky

Karren said...

I have read the blurb on Kay's website for this book and it already sounded like a good one, but you have definately moved it to the top of my to get list. Thanks for the review!

Kay Stockham said...

Laurie, thanks so much for the wonderful review! I'm glad you liked it. Within days of finishing Jenn and Nick's story, I joined WW--and I've lost 25 pounds so far. Being able to change her attitude about weight loss etc helped me enormously. It's all about attitude and Nick teaches Jenn how to 'work' hers ;) He's a hero who still makes me sigh.

Thanks again and I'm so glad to read all the posts stating that you've ordered HST or are picking it up! You've made my day, all of you.

Kay

Cryna said...

Laurie, don't enter me in the contest, since I had a copy of the book arrive in the mail the other day. I am looking forward to reading it.

I was fortunate to win one of your contests and got one of Kay's books as a prize, and was hooked immediately. Anyone who gets one of her books is in for a great read.

Thanks for doing all you do to introduce readers to Authors. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

I've read alot of Kay Stockman books and have enjoyed all of them. I've added this one to mu TBR list
Joy
JWIsley@aol.com

Lisa F. said...

I'm looking forward to reading this one.

My middle son was diagnosed with ADD in the third grade. The perfect child, never getting into trouble and quiet, but just couldn't focus on anything for any length of time. I remember his first grade teacher telling me that it always seemed like he was paying attention - watching her as she moved across the room, but he was just in a daze. He still struggles in math now because he missed out on learning some of the fundamentals according to his doctor. But with medicine his grades have come up and we are so thankful for his second grade teacher really working with him and us to get him tested. It's a long process but well worth it in the end.

Virginia said...

This sounds like a great book. Count me in on the draw.

Penney said...

I love your blog and it sounds like a great books!
All the best,
Penney
California

Patty L. said...

I love Kay's writing style and I love HQ's Superromances. The Tulane's of Tennessee is a great series that I am enjoying and would love to win a copy of HIS SON'S TEACHER.

CrystalGB said...

His Son's Teacher sounds great. I love Kay's books. :)

ArkieRN said...

I would absolutely love to have this book! Please throw my name in the hat.

Judy F said...

I really enjoyed this book. Kay's stories are so warm and special. They just touch your heart. You can't go wrong with picking up this book.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Laurie (and Kay if you check back)! I just ordered the book from eHarlequin and I can't wait to get it. (Don't enter me.) I'm hoping by the long July 4th weekend.

hugs,
Chris S.

flchen1 said...

Thanks for the review and contest, Laurie--it sounds like Kay's got another winner! :)

Kay Stockham said...

Hi, all,

You sure know how to make a girl feel good. I'm so glad you like it/want to read it. :)

Have to comment on arkiern's picture. The baby is just beautiful! Whatever the relation, congrats.

Kay

Blythespirit said...

I've not read Kay's book before, but it sounds really good. I like to try her books. Thanks for the contest.

tetewa said...

Love her writing, I have several of her books. I'm looking forward to this release!

kimmyl said...

I love your books Kay. I'd love to win His Son's Teacher.

Cindy said...

Great review!
Can't wait to read this one.

Karin said...

The book sounds very intriguing. And with such a great review from you, I know it'll be good.

Jodi said...

I love Kay's books and can't wait to read this one too!
I'm on vacation right now and decided to check my email! Glad I did to receive notice of your review - always great!

limecello said...

Ooo - I've only read one of Kay's books - "Another Man's Baby" - but I really enjoyed it - I can't wait to read the next in this series!

Anne said...

Never can have enough books! And I always love adding one to my "signed" shelf!

robynl said...

This would be wonderful to win! Thank you so much!

Diane said...

This sounds like another winner--can't wait to read it.

Susan said...

HIS SON’S TEACHER sound like a terrific read! I have somehow missed Kay Stockham's books, I'll be remedying that very soon :)

orelukjp0 said...

This sounds like a subject dear to my heart. Being overweight can be a daily struggle. Thank you for entering me in the contest.

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. said...

I am a pediatrician and I run a child and adolescent weight management program in New York. I have a daily blog on which I post tips on how to prevent your child from becoming overweight and how to teach your overweight child learn healthy eating habits and safely lose weight. Feel free to read my blog and ask any questions you may have.

www.childweightlossmd.blogspot.com

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

Dina said...

I'm interested also, enter me too please. :)

Anonymous said...

This sounds like an interesting read!

Definately enter me too!

Thanks,

Terri W.

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