More titles to consider

Shopping Cart

You're getting the VIP treatment!

With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items.

itemsitem
See your RECOMMENDATIONS

Synopsis

(If you enjoy this book, check out the sequels: NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MATURITY, NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MYTH, and NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MISTAKES, all featuring a sleuthing substitute teacher with a spoiled dog named Cheese Puff.)

Substitute teacher Barbara Reed knows better than to say the word "perfect."

Using the P-word is a sure way to jinx romance, finance, and circumstance.

Despite a chronic shortage of funds, things are looking up for Barb after the events of NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MURDER. She's completing grad school and hoping for a job at Captain Meriwether High School in Reckless River, Washington. Her drug-cop boyfriend, Dave Martin, wants to move in and his daughter is all in favor. Even Barb's tiny dog Cheese Puff has no objections-undaunted by size, he's infatuated with Dave's partner Lola, a drug-sniffing Golden Retriever.

Then Dave uses the P-word. And Barb's luck leaves town.

Her car breaks down, her domineering sister comes for a visit, the condo manager plots to ban dogs, her jailed ex-husband begs her to be a character witness at his trial, a computer hacker creates chaos at the high school, and a hulking thug threatens violence.

Just when it appears things can't get worse, Lola sniffs out a package in her car and a drug dealer decides Barb and Cheese Puff are his tickets out of trouble.
 

Ratings and Reviews

Overall rating

4.1 out of 5
(24)
5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Stars
12 6 4 1 1

Share your thoughts

You've already shared your review for this item. Thanks!

We are currently reviewing your submission. Thanks!

All Reviews

  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Was this helpful to you?

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Report as inappropriate

    Great

    Great book cant wait to read the next one love all the characters especially cheese puff and mrs ballantine

  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

    Was this helpful to you?

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Report as inappropriate

    Great Characters and amazing price value

    Barbara returns in book 2. She's now getting regular substitute teaching assignments at Captain Meriwether High School. Her relationship with policeman Dave Martin, and his teenage daughter Allison, is getting serious. Dave's new partner Lola is in love with her dog Cheese Puff. That Lola is a retriever doesn't seem to faze Cheese Puff or Lola. Barb's car repair shop does great work at good prices but the owner is using repaired vehicles for drug drops without the car owner's knowledge or consent. Between Mrs. Ballantine and Wilhelmina Frost, Barbara never has a dull moment at home or at work. Great group of characters. Book 3 is available (No Substitute for Maturity). Wish there were more.

(24)

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • DESKTOP
  • eREADERS
  • TABLETS
  • IOS
  • ANDROID
  • BLACKBERRY
  • WINDOWS