There’s Something About Marysburg Series

Teach Me (There’s Something About Marysburg, Book 1)

Cover of TEACH ME by Olivia Dade, with a beautiful, fat woman in an expensive black blouse sitting at a teacher's desk and a man making heart-eyes at her. A chalkboard behind them has the name of the book, author, and series.

Their lesson plans didn’t include love. But that’s about to change…

When Martin Krause arrives at Rose Owens’s high school, she’s determined to remain chilly with her new colleague. Unfriendly? Maybe. Understandable? Yes, since a loathsome administrator gave Rose’s beloved world history classes to Martin, knowing it would hurt her.

But keeping her distance from a man as warm and kind as Martin will prove challenging, even for a stubborn, guarded ice queen. Especially when she begins to see him for what he truly is: a man who’s never been taught his own value. Martin could use a good teacher—and luckily, Rose is the best.

Rose has her own lessons—about trust, about vulnerability, about her past—to learn. And over the course of a single school year, the two of them will find out just how hot it can get when an ice queen melts.

Teach Me is available as an e-book at AmazonKobo, iBooks, and Google, and you can find the paperback at The Ripped Bodice, Love’s Sweet Arrow, and Amazon!

“With her warm and witty voice and wry humor, Dade weaves a story with shrewd observations about human nature, workplace dynamics, second chances, and the inner strength to overcome fear and take back control. Teach Me is a happiness-inducing, funny, clever, and empathetic book, and I’m very much looking forward to whatever Dade writes next.” —Lucy Parker

"[Teach Me] made me cry at my desk at work (a true badge of honor). Dade's slow-burn romance follows ice queen history teacher Rose and her new co-worker, Martin, over the course of a school year, and it made me want to call and thank all the kind teachers I ever had. Rose and Martin are good, complicated, devoted people, and the way they pine for each other is rendered by Dade in all its aching beauty." --BookPage, Starred Review

“[W]hen a work comes along that feels entirely new in all the best ways, I tend to take notice. As I read Olivia Dade’s newest, Teach Me, I felt just that. … I adored Teach Me from top to bottom and I’m sure it’ll be on my best of list come December. Thanks for this one, Ms. Dade.” —All About Romance, Desert Isle Keeper review
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40-Love (There’s Something About Marysburg, Book 2)

The cover for 40-Love by Olivia Dade. The cover shows a man and woman smiling at each other from across a tennis net, with palm trees and water in the background.

This match is no game.

When a rogue wave strips Tess Dunn of her bikini top, desperate, half-naked times call for desperate, please-cover-me-kids-are-coming-closer measures. Enter Lucas Karlsson, AKA that flirty Swede in the water nearby. When he prevents her bare buoys from being exposed to fellow vacationers, even an ocean can’t drown the sparks that fly.

Lucas, a former top-level tennis pro now giving lessons at the resort, fled there after the abrupt, painful end to his injury-plagued career. But he’s finally ready to move on with his life—and after a few late-night, hands-on sessions with Tess, he’s eager to prove he’s the ace she wants.

But this match comes with challenges: She’s forty, and at twenty-six, he’s barely old enough to rent a car. Worse, they only have two weeks together before Tess returns to her assistant-principal life in Virginia. During that brief time, they’ll have to play hard, take a few risks, and find out whether their chemistry is a one-shot wonder…or whether they’re meant to be doubles partners for life.

40-Love is available as an e-book at AmazonKobo, iBooks, and Googleand you can find the paperback at The Ripped Bodice, Love’s Sweet Arrow, and Amazon!

A green blue background and the following text: WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT 40-LOVE: "A sexy, snappy and heartfelt romance." --NPR Books. "Sweet, romantic and funny. ...The book serves up plenty of heat and heart and humor, paired with two main characters who prove themselves to be just aces at love." --Love in Panels. "Olivia Dade's writing is like a warm cozy blanket on a cold rainy day. ... There were so many moments throughout 40-Love that had me sighing and swooning in happiness." --The Infinite Limits of Love.
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Sweetest in the Gale: A Marysburg Story Collection (There’s Something About Marysburg, Book 3)

Cover of "Sweetest in the Gale: A Marysburg Story Collection" by Olivia Dade. A man and woman are sitting on a bench beneath yellow autumn leaves. There is a robin on the top of the bench. The man and woman are making heart-eyes at each other.

This book contains one entirely new story (“Sweetest in the Gale”) and two stories previously published in the Rogue Acts and He’s Come Undone anthologies. The latter stories have been lightly edited since their original publication, and “Unraveled” has a new epilogue.


“Sweetest in the Gale”: Much ado about love…

Candy Albright has always stomped confidently through the halls of Marysburg High, passionate and loud and entirely devoted to her students and her various English department initiatives. From his first day as her colleague, Griff Conover couldn’t look away, despite his best efforts.

After a summer apart, though, Candy returns to school a changed woman. Muted. Dimmed. Bowed by a grief Griff recognizes all too well, but doesn’t yet understand. And when they’re thrown together to coordinate a poetry project, he can’t resist the urge to read between her lines once and for all—even if doing so means he’ll have to confront his own loss…and his own lonely, longing heart.


“Unraveled”: The more tightly wound a man is, the faster he unravels…

Math teacher Simon Burnham—cool, calm, controlled—can’t abide problems with no good solution. Which makes his current work assignment, mentoring art teacher Poppy Wick, nothing short of torture. She’s warm but sharp. Chaotic but meticulous. Simultaneously the most frustrating and most alluring woman he’s ever known. And in her free time, she makes murder dioramas. Murder dioramas, for heaven’s sake. But the more tightly wound a man is, the faster he unravels—and despite his best efforts, he soon finds himself attempting to solve three separate mysteries: a murder in miniature, the unexplained disappearance of a colleague…and the unexpected theft of his cold, cold heart.


“Cover Me”: First comes marriage…

Elizabeth Stone has no health insurance. No savings. No one to turn to when she finds a lump on her breast…except James Magnusson, her friend of over twenty years. When he offers her a marriage of convenience for healthcare coverage, she’d be a fool to say no. But given the emotions she’s buried for so long, saying yes might lead to a broken heart.

James won’t take no for an answer. Not when marriage could save Elizabeth’s life, and not when he’s finally realized how much he needs her. Even during his doomed first marriage, James considered Elizabeth a special friend—one he had to keep at a safe distance. Now he’s free, and Elizabeth is his wife…but will they finally have the chance to be together, only to have everything torn apart?

Content guidance: This story contains discussions of breast cancer, an on-page mammogram and biopsy, and a definite happily-ever-after.

Sweetest in the Gale: A Marysburg Story Collection is available as an e-book at Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, and Google, and you can find the paperback at The Ripped Bodice, Love’s Sweet Arrow, and Amazon!

Background of bright yellow autumn leaves. Text at top: What people are saying about Sweetest in the Gale: A Marysburg Story Collection. Text below:

“Achingly romantic, and beautifully written.” —Kate Clayborn on “Sweetest in the Gale”

“Beautifully written with intensely felt characters whose dedication is restorative and heartwarming. This is just the romance we need right now.” —Maria Vale on “Sweetest in the Gale”

“‘Cover Me’ is an absolute gem—a marriage-of-convenience story with a giant heart! It’s a story to treasure!” —Molly O’Keefe
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