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Teaching with the Enemy (Shut Up and Kiss Me, #2)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Gilly Carter has kept her lofty inheritance a secret from her coworkers, knowing first-hand how money changes people. But when she’s forced to rely on more than her bank account, will she rise to the task?

After winning teacher of the year last spring, she’s pumped to begin the new school year. Her fantasies of rainbow colored bookshelves and students giggling at her math p
Kindle Edition, 284 pages
Published March 9th 2021 by City Owl Press
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Love Books Addict
Feb 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars! Enemies-to-lovers involving a sexy teacher, yes please!

Jaqueline Snowe is a new author to me, but this book has made me want to read all her others!

Gilly - heiress to millions, but after being burned in the past over money, she keeps it a secret from her fellow elementary school colleagues. She's so passionate about her pupils' learning that she goes above and beyond to make their learning magical, mostly out of her own pocket. When a recent rare one-night stand joins the school and
Feb 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
AAAH... I'M THE FIRST ONE TO POST A REVIEW OF THIS BOOK HERE AND I'M SO ECSTATIC ABOUT IT!!! WOOT WOOT!!!! 💃 I received an ARC of this book from the author, Jaqueline Snowe and i'm so glad to have managed to snag a copy! I enjoyed this book and the MC's.. I liked how different the setting of the book was.. The book cover is so wonderful.. 📚

I loved the colorful personality of the heroine Gilly.. She was like a sunshine girl who was loved by everyone and had a very outgoing, fun personality... I l
Ashley King
May 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Let me just start this review by saying Jaqueline Snowe is a one-click author for me thanks to her strong heroines, drool worthy heroes, and witty banter. Teaching with the Enemy is easily a five star read, especially since enemies to lovers is my favorite trope and Snowe does it brilliantly, EVERY SINGLE TIME. I adored Christopher and Gilly's story and am so excited to read book 3!
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Kat Turner
Mar 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I'd read anything that Jaqueline Snowe writes thanks to her brilliant gifts for banter-y dialogue and depth of characterization, and Teaching with the Enemy does not disappoint! Follow Gilly and Christopher through a sizzling enemies-to-lovers story that's packed with drama, conflicted desire, and plenty of hotness. The setting felt so real and authentic and served to round out the characters with hopes, dreams, and lives outside of the love story. Their struggles leading up to their HEA rang as ...more
InD'tale Magazine
There’s much to love about this rollercoaster romance and its charming classroom backdrop.

Read full review in the 2021 April issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Mar 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
I loved this book, definitely recommend.

Gilly is an heiress, but her passion is teaching, he doesn’t want to be treated differently because of it, so she hides it. Christopher is a bit jaded after an award goes missing after a one night stand with Gilly. They're teaching styles differ,but they both want what's best for their students. They have to make it work.

Brilliant enemies-to-lovers book.

I spent 90% of this book pissed at Christopher for being an jerk to Gilly for no reason. The other 10% w
Feb 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Gil is a 1st grade teacher who is pairing up with a new teacher this year. Christopher is that new teacher. They met before as a one night stand. He obviously can’t stand her but she is clueless as to why. Enter the blackmailing ex-friend and it becomes a huge mess. They come to have some common ground and become friends. A huge blow up and they are back to square one. Don’t worry HEA contained.
Great story line. Good characters.
Feb 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book deserves a spot on your e-reader! ASAP!

'Teaching with the Enemy' is about Christopher and Gilly; Christopher is the new teacher for the first graders; he and Gilly are paired up as buddy teachers for the year. However, Christopher doesn't like Gilly; he criticises her because all the teaching material is just a way to buy her way into the children's hearts, insinuating that she is a bad teacher. So a challenge arises: do not spend a dime on materials. However, Gilly is facing other mo
Mar 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
What a delightful read this was!

Gilly loves teaching first grade. She gets a thrill out of decking out her classroom to make it Pinterest worthy and adores spoiling her kids. Her mood soon sours when she meets her new co-teacher - Christopher. The man she had a one night stand with her ghosted her. She can’t work out why Christopher despises her but she has bigger things to worry about now. A blast from the past has entered the scene and is blackmailing Gilly. Unbeknownst to her friends and coll
Mar 12, 2021 rated it liked it
Teaching With The Enemy is the first Jacqueline Snowe book I've read and whilst I wasn't blown away, I did enjoy parts of it enough to give her other books a read.

The story is about heiress Gilly and how the funds she's got at her disposal play a big part in her day-to-day life, including her job as a first grade teacher. She takes on a challenge to prove that her money doesn't define her and decides to spend a month without any access to her funds and to use just her teacher's salary.

Early on
Apr 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: feel-good
It was the title that triggered me to request the arc. Being a sucker for enemies-to-lovers this blurb seemed to be right up my alley. And the story was kind of cute. As a closet millionaire, Gilly hides her fortune from her co-workers at the elementary school where she is a kindergarten teacher. Because she learned the hard way that people treat you differently when they know you have millions on your bank account.

When she discovers that her new colleague is the hot one night stand who stood h
Hot, contemporary romance in an elementary school setting. Gilly loves teaching first grade. She wants everything to be colorful and memorable and doesn't mind paying for extras herself. She has kept secret her inherited family money preferring to be known for her work and skills as a teacher. Christopher is the new first grade teacher and has hang ups about money because of a family situation. He doesn't think frills are necessary to be a good teacher.

Being an elementary school librarian, and t
Feb 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, feb-2021
Teaching with the Enemy by Jaqueline Snowe was a fun, steamy, and suspenseful read. I loved all the characters in this story. This story has an enemies-to-lovers theme, but with a bit a twist. I liked the unexpected turn on events.

Gilly is a first grade teacher on top of her game! She loves to buy new things for her classroom every year, and make her room "Pinterest" ready. Christopher is a new first grade teacher at the school, and is a bit simplistic in the fact that he doesn't think you nee
Mar 03, 2021 rated it it was ok
Enemies-to-lovers is one of my favourite romance tropes, but unfortunately, Teaching with the Enemy missed the mark. Christopher is awful for the first quarter of the novel. He is a mean bully and it seemed quite extreme considering what he was mad at Gilly for. I hated how often Gilly wanted to cry because of something he said. Gilly is also a terrible doormat. I didn't understand her motivations and had a hard time connecting with her character.

Aside from the characters, I had issues with the
Mar 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Shut Up and Kiss Me series. This book reads great as a standalone but is connected to the first book because Gilly is best friends with Grace from book one. I loved this book and couldn't put it down. It's an enemy to lovers’ story that will hit all your emotions. Gilly and Christopher have past, they had a one nightstand now Christopher is the new teacher in her school and for some reason he hates her. To make it worse she's been buddied up with him for the year b ...more
Vera Blaz
Mar 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, author-arc, 2021
Gilly Carter never expected to see her one night stand again. After all, it was just supposed to be one night, not a constant reminder. But Fate, likes to play tricks and Christopher Callahan ends up teaching in her school next door to her, AND she's his teacher buddy. Well played, Fate. What she can't understand is why Christopher is rude and abrasive to her, but friendly to everyone else. As the school year begins and Christopher sees her in action, his opinions of her begin to change and his ...more
Mar 11, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc
Teaching is Gilly's passion. She loves her students and she loves going over the top with her classroom and supplies for the class/students. When she is getting her class ready for the new year her ONS, Christopher, walks in and is introduced as the new teacher for the year. Queue awkwardness. To make matters even worse he is over the top angry with her, can't stand the money she is clearly flaunting in her class and challenges her that she can't go two weeks without spending money on her classr ...more
Jun 26, 2021 rated it liked it
Minus points because I couldn‘t quite relate to Gilly‘s troubles and dilemmas. Instead of just telling her loved ones that whole Samantha secret she kept delaying it and getting played by that bitch. I was feeling quite anxious because I thought her secrets would blow up in her face.
I wasn‘t quite sure Chris deserved forgiveness at the end. He was such an asshole at the beginning (because of wrong assumptions and misunderstandings), then he ended up being cute but at the end he was an asshole AG
Feb 26, 2021 rated it liked it
**3.5 Stars**

I recently read another book of this author's that I absolutely loved (Holdout) so I was excited to check this one out as she is a new author to me. I struggled a bit with what to really say about my thoughts on this book with regard to this review. At times I found the story to be interesting and engaging and I liked the characters, while others I found the story line to be somewhat unbelievable and I heavily disliked the characters or their actions.

I think the story line had prom
Mar 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
I was excited to read this one because it's different than the first book I've read by the author. I found the story interesting and engaging and I liked the characters. Gilly and Christopher's relationship transition from enemies to lovers made me so invested in the story.

Tension and chemistry were instantly there between Gilly and Christopher right from the start. However, because of each other's weariness and competitiveness, they continuously butt heads. It's interesting to see Gilly's own
Mar 07, 2021 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I have read and enjoyed Jacqueline Snow's writing previously and was excited to try Gilly and Christopher's story. The blurb drew me in and made me curious how their enemies to lovers story would play out.

I did like both Gilly and Christopher in the latter half of the book, but he frustrated me with a lot of his actions in the beginning. It felt like he was harder on Gilly than the situations called for.

The competition between them and the issues surrounding their one night together and
Mar 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Gilly is a kind, caring, colorful, fun elementary school teacher and the reigning teacher of the year. She is also an heiress but keeps that information to herself since having money caused her to be treated differently her entire life. Christopher is a new teacher at Gilly’s school and is assigned as her buddy teacher. He is also her one night stand and is friendly with all of their co-workers but treats Gilly with contempt. Even though Christopher treats her badly, they have an intense attract ...more
Mar 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Having never read a Jaqueline Snowe book, I wasn't sure what to expect. "Teaching with the Enemy" is book 2 in Snowe's "Shut Up and Kiss Me" series, and it was so enjoyable! The enemies to lovers trope is one of my favorites, and this book delivers. Sparks fly between Gilly and Christopher even while they hate each other, and eventually they stop fighting their feelings for each other. The fact that they're both teachers who really love their students was intriguing to me as well, as a former te ...more
Megan Bush
Mar 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars!!

Flirting, cute costumes, and secrets - Jaqueline Snowe knows how to do it all! This book was amazing. I thought it was well paced and I absolutely fell in love with hottie-teacher-bomb Christopher.

At first, Christopher made me mad that he was so mean for unknown reasons but as I got to know him, I loved him and loved how protective he is. Gilly, our protagonist, was a fun loving teacher who made some mistakes and had to learn how to fix them. Would have loved to see what her costume
Mar 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Sweet story about Gilly and Chris. When Gilly a first grade teacher walks into school the first day to find the new teacher Chris, across the hall is a previous one night stand. A one night stand that she was hoping to hear from but did not. Chris then proceeds to treat her horribly. Well there is back story on both Chris and Gilly that eventually comes out. What a mess! They are truthfully both such likable characters is a relief when the finally get on the same page, however short lived that i ...more
Sarah Carper
Mar 05, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: negtalley
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an advance copy of this book in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own. I loved the concept of this book. I enjoy reading about teachers and schools and this had that! However I found ,self loving parts of the book and finding other parts of the book falling more flat. Because of these ups and downs, I found that I wasn’t enjoying the story as much as I had hoped. I did enjoy the characters and the enemies to lovers connection between Gilly a ...more
Mar 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
What a fun book! This is my second book that I’ve read by this author and I loved it as much as the first. This is a second chance/friends to lovers book. There seems to be some misunderstandings and that leads to a competition of sorts. Gilly met Christopher before, for a night. He was fun an sweet. But this Christopher is mean and rude. Gilly has no idea why he’s treating her so different. I enjoyed the banter between these two. Made me laugh out loud. An easy, fun read that I definitely recom ...more
Rachel Kennedy
Apr 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
The story of Gilly, an heiress who is a teacher as well. When new teacher Christopher starts working at the same school, she recognises him straight way, but he doesn't seem to know who she is and is quick to criticise the way she runs her classroom.
Trying to win a bet with her best friend and brother, trying to win over Christopher and trying to keep one step ahead of her blackmailer. There is a lot going on in this book!

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for a voluntary and honest revi
Evy Schiettecatte
Mar 05, 2021 rated it liked it

This story left me with mixed feelings. I didn’t like Christopher at the beginning, he was mean to Gilly for no reason and I was mad at Gilly for letting herself being blackmailed by Samantha, why didn’t she stand up for herself? Halfway the book there was a change and I liked it. I loved Christopher’s grand gesture and how everything developed.
Eventhough this is a second in a series, it is perfect to read as a standalone.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
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Jaqueline Snowe lives in Arizona where the "dry heat" really isn't that bad. She prefers drinking coffee all hours of the day and snacking on anything that has peanut butter or chocolate. She is the mother to two dogs who don’t realize they aren’t humans and a = mom to the sweetest boy. She is an avid reader and writer of romances and tends to write about athletes. Her husband works for an MLB tea ...more

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