Napkins and Other Distractions (Teachers in Love) by M.A. Wardell


With M.A. Wardells third installment of the teachers in love series its now our beloved principals turn. Napkins and Other Distractions is a low angst OCD inclusive story of two men falling in love.

From the blurb:

On paper, they’re a disaster. In the sheets, they’re a perfect match.   

Kent Lester is proud of the joyful, thriving learning community he’s created as principal of Lear Elementary School. But seven years after his divorce, he’s ready to focus on his personal life and spread his bisexual wings. Things get off to a rocky start when Kent’s first date is an uptight control freak — although that doesn’t stop them tangling some sheets.

Vincent Manda never seems able to move past the friend zone, and besides, he’s not sure anyone can handle his OCD. But that night with the bearded, older Kent revealed a side of Vincent he’d never experienced before. And he’s equal parts scared of and desperate for a repeat.

When Lear’s test scores take a nosedive, Kent finds himself under the microscope. Forced to implement new software to monitor and collect school data, he’s horrified to discover that Vincent is working on the project. With his last install ending less than ideally, Vincent’s job depends on this one succeeding — and butting heads with the principal won’t help.

Vincent and Kent need to view each other in a new light, but that could change their futures forever

Molly Otto's Review:

First off, thank you, M.A. for doing an OCD inclusive story that felt from the heart and not offensive to people suffering from the infliction. These two beautiful men are just so supportive and understanding of others' needs without wanting them to change. Kent has known he has been bi, but he never really pursued the option because he was happily married until that marriage dissolved to friendship. And I actually mean truly exes who stay friends (yes, it happens, my ex is one of my closest friends) and support the other when they move forward with their lives. Vincent's OCD is betrayed in a well-balanced way where you understand his struggles and see him doing what he needs to move on with his day. Vincent is also a side (so no penetration) but enjoys all other acts, and oh boy, do these men get creative on that front! Kent is a hoot and half trying to understand the ins and outs of male to male sex. Seriously, well done sir the dirty talk alone is next level fire. It's a highly entertaining read indeed.

Amanda Reeves' Review:

This is the third book in the Teachers in Love series and I have enjoyed the ones I have read, but this one is my favorite. This is a sweet and spicy, low angst read about two "older" men, Vincent and Kent.

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