Author: Carol Lynne
Published: August 2009
Characters: Trey Huggins, Cole Harding
Book three in the Poker Night Series
For three years, Trey Huggins has watched and wanted Principal Cole Harding. As a teacher in the high school where they both work, Trey knows it'll never happen. Even if Cole was gay, he'd never go for a guy like Trey.
Seeking love in other places, Trey meets a man online and finally agrees to a drink. What he gets instead is a trip to the emergency room in the back of an ambulance. With the school year swiftly approaching, Trey fights to overcome his physical limitations as well as his constant fear.
For twenty-five years, Cole has managed to keep his private life separate from his job. Extending a helping hand to a colleague shouldn't be a big deal, but the feelings Trey invokes in Cole are anything but professional.
Can the teacher tutor the principal in love, or will class be out for these two before the school year even begins?
This book was to way too short for me to form any kind of investment in the characters. Maybe I shouldn't have waited so long to read this one after reading the previous two books.
Trey is so painfully shy and lonely, that he turns to a man he met online that ends up attacking him. The story picks up a few weeks after the attack, where he then jumps into a relationship with Cole, the principle at the high school in which Trey teaches. The two of them face obstacles from the start. With the fact that Cole is Trey's boss and they are both apprehensive about losing their careers if they are discovered.
The dramatic aspect of the book felted rather forced and not that smoothly written. This series, I haven't been able to really connect with. Of all the series by Carol Lynne that I've read, so far this series is my least favorite.