Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romantic Comedy
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Halfway through her first year on the job, Melissa Montclair decides the best part of teaching is winter break.
And the best part of break is the Perfect Ten she meets in a bar on New Year’s Eve. Why not celebrate a semester under her belt with a Perfect Ten in her pants? The one night affair is all she hoped for, until she walks into school a week later and sees Mr. Ten is Student Twenty-nine on her roll call.
She should be mortified—and she is—but that doesn’t stop her from banging him again. And again.
So much for job security.
Posing as an exchange student at Hamilton High is finally the assignment Officer Spence Vega has been hoping for. Now he has a shot at getting to the bottom of the town’s recent molly epidemic. There’s only a couple of problems: first, history is taught by the curvy bombshell he banged on New Year’s. Second, his growing suspicion is that she’s the dealer he’s looking for.
The job was supposed to be an easy in-and-out, not the teacher.
If only they could stop getting under the covers, staying undercover would be so much easier.
Under Covers by Kayti McGee is a super fun and fast read. It has a very 21 Jump Street feel to it. The main characters are Melissa and Spence. Melissa is hanging out at a bar with her best friend on New Years when she meets Spence, this gorgeous stranger that catches her eye. The attraction is mutual and she takes Spence home and have a great one-night stand that leaves a huge impact on both. Little did they know what was in store for them.
Melissa is a high school teacher and when she goes back to school after Christmas break, she finds out that Spence (Spencer Vega) is her new exchange student from Chile. But Spence is not really a student, he’s an undercover cop, posing as a high school student in order to take down drug dealers within the school, hence the comparison to 21 Jump Street.
The book is overall super funny, the situations they are put in, whether is Melissa knowingly having a relationship with a student she’s falling for (and the numerous references to Mary Kay Letorneau) and all the things Spence goes through while trying to infiltrate himself as a student had me laughing a lot.
Also, the book is scorching hot, the sex scenes, OMG, they could burn the pages with how hot they were.
With that said, I found the dialogue to be very, very juvenile, the main characters never sounded like they were in their late 20s (outside of the characters they were playing, I mean) instead they sounded 13. I’m not sure if some of these things were intentional in order to be kinda over the top in the humor, but for me it was a turn off. I loved Melissa though, she was super cute. I found Spence to be a little too cocky for my taste. I think the book’s audience is totally a younger one so maybe that’s why I couldn’t connect with it.
Overall, this was a fast, hot and fun read. The ending was super cute albeit rushed, but I enjoyed it. This is probably a case of it’s not the book, it’s me, but I recommend it if you want something hot, light and not too serious. And um, that cover is super hot!
*An ARC was received in exchange for an honest review.*