I’m sad to see this series come to an end, but this steamy romance wrapped everything up with a neat little bow. Did I love this couple? Not particularly, but I didn’t dislike them either. This was the first book in the series that dragged for me; there was just so much other stuff going on that I never fell for these two together. There was still some fantastic banter, a playful feel, and plenty of steam, but I wouldn’t say that I connected to either character. Put Me in Detention follows the theme of the series – pushing boundaries with heat that slowly simmers into heart. These two are fire together, and the steamy scenes are some of Quinn’s sexiest yet. Married as attracted acquaintances, they spend a significant portion of the book fighting the sexual tension, and that made for one steamy, intense read.
The story follows Cora, a woman who is ready to celebrate her new single status with a one night stand on her Vegas divorce-cation. Cora’s luck seems to change when she runs into the broody bad boy who teaches at the same school as her brother. Despite flirting shamelessly with Pike for months, he’s never shown an interest in Cora… until that night in Vegas. When the two wake up, they discover that their alcohol-fueled night has resulted in a marriage that throws a wrench in both of their plans. But Pike has his reasons for wanting to make things work, and that’s all kinds of trouble for a woman who just got out of a relationship. Cora agrees to give their marriage a chance for three months… but she’s sure she’ll be able to drive Pike away before then.
We got a peek at Cora and Pike’s dynamic in the previous book, so I was excited to get reading – and I loved the sound of the blurb. I’ll admit that I was a little disappointed to discover Pike’s reason for going along with the marriage. I was kinda hoping he actually was smitten, and that’s not the case. His deception is likely the reason why I didn’t fully connect with him, because Pike makes for a great hero otherwise. He was easy to love in so many ways – loyal, patient, and caring, with a definite bad boy side that added some sizzle in the bedroom. I didn’t really like Cora in this; I get her reasons for pushing Pike away, but there’s so little of the book where she’s actually open-minded. I also didn’t need to know so much about Pike’s past relationship. Ultimately, there was nothing major holding this back from being a 5-star read, because it had the same playful, sexy vibe that I love about Quinn’s work. There was tons of great banter, and it definitely brought the heat. With more likable characters, it wouldn’t have felt 150 pages too long, but you’ve really got to be loving a book for 500 pages not to feel endless. We do get some strong moments with the friend group, and this book tied the series together so well. I’m happy with the way things turned out, and there was definitely more good than bad.
“You got married on your divorce-cation?”
That would unfortunately be correct.
I was hanging with the girls, celebrating my divorce when I saw him, my crush, sitting in the corner of the bar all alone. Being single and looking for a wild night, I asked him if he wanted to join me. To my delight, he said yes.
Drinks were consumed, fun was had and then . . . one drunken conversation with a cranky gondolier in Las Vegas led to an Uber lift through a drive-thru wedding chapel with the incredibly hot, British bad boy, Pike Greyson.
On paper, it seemed like I hit the jackpot. And if I wasn’t fresh from a toxic marriage, I would have absolutely noticed the finer things about him.
But I wanted nothing to do with being married, so when I arrived back home from my eventful weekend in Vegas, the last thing I expected to see was a new doting husband already moved in.
I asked for an annulment, he pulled a Ross Geller and said no.
That’s right, he said NO! Instead, he asked for three months to prove we could be good together.
Insanity clearly knocked him in the head and the only way I could convince him to give up on our sham of a marriage was to show him just how wrong we were for each other. Only problem with that was, he saw right through my every prank, every trick, and every yearning emotion I attempted to mask.
Start the series today!
While Put Me in Detention will definitely read as a standalone, we met the characters in See Me After Class – which was a great book! So if you want to read in order, then that’s where you should start. Fair warning: See Me After Class is one of Quinn’s most STEAMY and intense reads (like Put Me in Detention), with a hero who will probably turn you off before he turns you on.
Read the review here
About the Author:
USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.
Follow Jeeves on social media!
As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases