Review: AGAINST THE WALL (Book #1) by Julie Prestsater
Shelly Gelson had it all…a job teaching English at Carver High, her best friend, Mel, working by her side and engaged to her high school sweetheart, Chase Marino. That is until Chase breaks her heart and leaves her for another teacher at the school. Now Shel is left broken hearted and trying to figure out what she wants while watching Chase and the home wrecker make moon eyes at each other.
Enter Matt Fuller, Shel’s friend for the past 5 years and the perfect rebound. He’s gorgeous, smart, funny and fits into Shel’s idea of the right guy. Only problem is there may be more there then just a simple rebound. Is it a way to fill a void left by Chase, or is there more smoldering between these two friends?
Find out what happens when the bell rings and the teenage drama ends and the adult drama begins. Who says being a teacher is boring? They obviously haven’t met the teachers at Carver High.
Review 3.75 Stars
Oh my gosh, I almost peed myself laughing at some of the things that came out of Shelly’s mouth! And her bestie, Melissa, is exactly who I want for my best friend in my corner when life throws me a curveball! This is my first book by Julie Prestsater but definitely will not be my last. I love the voices of the characters and the easy flow of dialogue.
Against the Wall starts out with Shelly, a high school teacher, still getting over her ex – Chase – another teacher at the high school. He’s now dating another teacher and Shelly wants to kick some serious man-stealing ass. I don’t blame Shelly, except I also want to give Chase a little something for his behavior too. Like a little smack upside the head!
And then there’s Matty, dear, sweet, sexy, hot Matty. He’s been Shelly’s steadfast friend who also teaches with her, Melissa, Chase and Chase’s new fling, Summer. He is also seemingly perfect for Shelly. But before Shelly can move on to Matt or anyone else, she needs to let go of Chase and her hang-ups about being in a relationship with someone she works with. I love the easy banter and the sexy moments between Matty and Shelly. I felt like I was in amongst all of my friends, trading jokes, drinking beer, and dealing with the ups and downs of life.
In the end, this is a fun, sometimes snarky, romantic read that left me feeling happy and with a tear in my eye from the many times I laughed. I can’t wait to read the next installment in the Against the Wall series and spend more time with Shel, Matty, Melly, and Ty (but not Chase!…jerk!).
Julie is a high school teacher by day, and a writer by night. She writes both young adult and adult romances. When she’s not writing, she can be found out and about with her family, reading, and watching football. As a reading intervention teacher, she prides herself on matching her students with great books to encourage them to become life-long readers.
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