There’s Something About Marysburg Series

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

Cover of Teach Me by Olivia Dade. Includes a pretty, fat, brown-haired woman impeccably dressed in black with a reluctant half-smile on her face, a smiling, handsome-but-understated dark-haired man in a tie, and the tagline is "Even ice queens can melt." There's a banner noting it's a There's Something About Marysburg novel.

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.

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“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)

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This match is more than a game…

Tess Dunn knows a swimsuit body is just a body in a swimsuit, but that doesn’t mean the bikini life is for her—especially once she’s clobbered by a rogue wave at her beach resort, and her bikini top vanishes. Desperate, topless times call for desperate, please-cover-me-kids-are-coming-closer measures. Enter Lucas Karlsson, AKA that flirty guy in the water nearby. When he prevents her bare buoys from being exposed, even an ocean can’t drown the sparks that start to fly.

Lucas, formerly a top-level tennis star and currently the resort’s resident instructor, fled to the island for a little rest, relaxation, and recuperation of his own. Now, though, the Swede is now ready to move on from the abrupt end of his injury-plagued career. And after giving Tess a few late-night, hands-on lessons, he’s more than willing to prove he’s the ace she’s been looking for.

But this match comes with challenges: She’s turning forty during her girls’ getaway vacation, 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 normal, assistant-principal life. 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.

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Sweetest in the Gale: A Marysburg Story Collection (There’s Something About Marysburg, Book 3)

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This book contains one entirely new story (“Sweetest in the Gale”) and two stories previously published in the Rogue Affair and Rogue Acts anthologies. The latter stories have been (very) lightly edited since their original publication.

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, although he tried. He always, always tried.

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.

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 different emergency: 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 happily-ever-after as sweet as Elizabeth’s apple pies.

Work of Heart: Love is the hottest scoop of all…

Down-on-her-luck artist Jenny Meyers will do almost anything for money. Wrangle balloon parakeets at children’s parties? Fine. Recreate a portrait of Napoleon for a detestable presidential candidate? Sure. But when that politician pays her from his charity, Jenny balks…and contacts the most trusted and swoon-worthy investigative reporter around.

David Redi knows an explosive political scandal when he sees one, but he never expected a career-making tip to come from an effervescent portrait painter with the eyes of a freakin’ cartoon princess. A romance with his source would wreck his credibility, but Jenny is the one lead he can’t refuse to follow. And soon it’s not only truth, justice, and liberty at stake—it’s love.

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What people are saying about Cover Me: "Cover Me is an absolute gem--a marriage-of-convenience story with a giant heart! It's a story to treasure!" --Molly O'Keefe. “[T]his year I read a fantastic marriage of convenience in contemporary romance, that reminded me that all tropes can be awesome in the hands of great writers. I loved Olivia Dade's Cover Me. . . . This is a friends-to-lovers MoC for insurance purposes. The heroine is so determinedly independent and the hero so determined to care for her. The result is incandescent.”
—Ana Coqui, Immersed in Books
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