Review: Fringe Benefits by Sandy James

 Fringe Benefits 

Sandy James

The Ladies Who Lunch, #4

Paperback, 352 pages

Published April 21st 2015 by Forever Yours

When life life gets tough and love is hard to find, four friends take their troubles to lunch. High school teacher Danielle Bradshaw deserves a happily ever after, and the Ladies Who Lunch are determined to deliver Mr. Right.


As the new head of the English department, Dani doesn’t have much time for anything but lesson planning and literature. Romance—or even sex? Forget about it. But then the principal introduces her to last-minute hire Nate Ryan. Finding time to mentor a new teacher won’t be easy, especially when his incredible body and equally disarming charisma are enough to make her heart skip a beat . . .

Nate may be fresh out of school, but he’s confident in his teaching skills—and in his feelings for Dani. But while she’s everything he’s ever wanted, he knows his place on her staff—and his age—may be problematic for his sexy boss. How can he convince her to ignore the gossip mill currently in full swing in the teacher’s lounge and surrender to what’s meant to be?

Karia’s less than raving review

Luke warm would be how I describe this book.  Maybe it was because I hadnt read books 1-3, but I just could not embrace Dani.  I truly felt like she was beeyach for like 85% of the book.  If I was told by her one more time that she was Nates “boss and she was old, I was gonna hurl.  The head of a department is not the boss.  The only even true boss in the school is the Principle and VP.  Yes, if she told the Principle he was having inappropriate relations with the kids or he was not teachingyes, then he could get in trouble.  But other than that, seriouslynot that big a deal.  The old thingI actually thought she was like 45+ by the way she acted and talkednot be in her early 30s.  Seriouslyshe irked me.  Nateahhhhwhy was he so awesome, and sweet, and sexy and smart?!?!?!  I wanted him to be treated kindly and with respect, but Dani would only go so far and then shut him down.  I tell my girlfriends, family, heck anyone who will listen: “No good comes from emasculating your man!  Just dont do it.  Let your man, regardless of age and even skill level in the classroom, be the man.  Maybe I am old fashion, but I like men who know what they want and go after it while supporting their woman to go after her dreams.  Give and take.  That was what seemed missing, Dani thought she had to run the show, make the decisions and enforce her life plan…just before I gave up on her she realized that she can still be independent, successful and happily committed to strong, manly man!  Enjoy!


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