Isabel Cooper's LESSONS AFTER DARK is just fantastic. Yes,
it takes place at an academy for magically gifted children,
but it bears more similarity to works by Mercedes Lackey
than ones by J.K. Rowling. Olivia Brightmore has pulled
herself from a murky past to become Englefield School's
newest teacher, but Dr. Gareth St. John feels it is his duty
to watch her every move to ensure she is not teaching the
children irresponsible flim-flam like that which lurks in
her past. However, such close scrutiny is certainly no
difficult task, as Olivia is confident, capable, and
beautiful. As they learn more about each other, the
children, and the area, they also must learn the most
important of lessons, the one about trust.
Buy this book. Then write Isabel Cooper and ask for
continued interesting peeks into the school and this world.
The protagonists are interesting, combative, and clever.
They are multifaceted, and the world-building is just
extremely cool. Isabell Cooper's LESSONS AFTER DARK is a
sure winner, to be read and then read again. Seriously, I'm
holding it in my hand at this very second and pondering re-
reading it. It is just that good.
Olivia Brightmore didn't know what to expect when she took a
position to teach at Englefiend School, an academy for
"gifted" children. But it wasn't having to rescue a young
girl who levitated to the ceiling. Or battling a dark
mystery in the surrounding woods. And nothing could have
prepared her for Dr. Gareth St. John...
A man with exceptional talent
He knew all about her history and scrutinized her every move
because of it. But there was more than suspicion lurking in
those luscious green eyes. Even with all the strange
occurrences at the school, the most unsettling of all is the
attraction pulling Olivia and Gareth together with a force
that cannot be denied.