Teacher's Pet

· Ocean View Books
7 reviews

About this ebook

When Maggie Marino comes to Stepping Stones Special Needs School for a job interview, Noah Carson has no idea she and her glossy-coated Golden Retriever, Rosie, will change his life.

Maggie has had a difficult past, but she’s overcome it with the help her family. She’s a kind-hearted, caring person, but also has a backbone of steel now. Partly because of her own past, she’s dedicated her career to work with Rosie, an emotional-needs dog, in school.

Noah is a terrific teacher and loves his students. But when Maggie’s past brings back a traumatic event in his life, he realizes he’s still greatly affected by what happened to him. His new and exciting relationship with Maggie is threatened.

The focal point of the story is a group of children who need both Noah and Maggie to navigate their classroom experiences. A bright spot for everyone concerned is Rosie, who provides comfort and calm to the students during difficult times. In a variety of ways, Rosie rescues them all, but is a darling dog enough to bring Noah and Maggie together again?

You can find the story of Maggie’s background in COME BACK TO ME, book five of Kathryn Shay’s To Serve and Protect series. Other books where she appears are ABOVE AND BEYOND, SAY YOU’LL STAY, ONLY WITH YOU and NO OTHER LOVE.

Ratings and reviews

7 reviews
Connie Toler
April 7, 2021
I received a complimentary copy of this book and I am voluntarily reviewing it. I am giving this 3 stars. I was disappointed with this story. This is a favorite author of mine and I typically am saddened when the story ends. Not the case here though. There were times when I was confused as to what was going on. Chapter 2 starts out with a conversation and it isn't until after almost a page that it is noted that it was a phone call. There were other times when I was completely thrown off as well. I really don't think that this book was up to the author's prior works. It is almost like someone else wrote the book. This was written in my favorite dual POV format. I generally like that as it helps me to connect with the characters. That wasn't the case here for me. I felt a disconnect with both main protagonists. These are my opinion of this story. While I really didn't connect with the characters or story, someone else may thoroughly enjoy it. I feel someone a lot younger than I would.
Ellen White
March 13, 2021
TEACHER’s.PET..Kathryn Shay A father who knew his daughter was having trouble handling the pressure of college, and getting her a therapy dog. Maggie prefers calling .Rosie an emotional support dog. Her thesis for her Master Degree was on this. An innovative school wanting to bring this program into their system. A class room with special needs students, A touching story of a school that see’s a need and going beyond and finding the help that is needed for some of their students. Intriguing plot, and one enjoys of how Rosie did her magic with the kids. Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion
Fleur Wilkinson
March 24, 2021
I just loved Maggie she faced some challenges but thanks to a loving family and determination she is in a place to help people with Rosie her emotional support dog and what a team they make! I will be honest I really liked Noah and then I didn't, I get why he did what he did but I didn't like it however he redeemed himself a little when both he and Maggie take their Dad's to an event lol. This is the perfect mix of romance and how you have to work at it and really want it as well as some laughs, supportive families and showing how amazing emotional support animals are and the difference they can make which is topped off with the book being set around Stepping Stones Special Needs School.

About the author

A NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author, Kathryn Shay has been a lifelong writer and teacher. She has written dozens of self-published original romance titles, print books with the Berkley Publishing Group and Harlequin Enterprises and mainstream women’s fiction with Bold Strokes Books. She has won five RT Book Reviews awards, four Golden Quills, four Holt Medallions, the Bookseller’s Best Award, Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year and several “Starred Reviews.” Her novels have been serialized in COSMOPOLITAN magazine and featured in USA TODAY, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL and PEOPLE magazine. There are over five million copies of her books in print, along with hundreds of thousands downloaded online. Reviewers have called her work “emotional and heart-wrenching.”

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