4.5 STARS out of 5
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Very Intense, Highly Emotional and Extremely Raw...
I started this book off crying. I'm talking on the first page I was sobbing so I put the book down for a while. When I finally finished days later I was still crying. In all honesty I read most of this book with teary eyes but I loved it! I consider it A MUST READ!
This is a story about
HATRED is built from fear it knows no color, it has no limit and it consumes those who are weak minded.
Sarah Bray comes home to Sycamore Falls in hopes to find peace. Something that she could not find in the big city. After experiencing a life changing tragedy at the high school she taught at, Sarah was left emotionally traumatized. She has dealt with enough pain to last a lifetime; her parents died when she was sixteen, and after her grandmothers passing a few years back she is now all alone.
With the summer coming to an end soon Sarah will be back to work again. Teaching English at her former high school.
Currently making changes to the house left to her by her grandmother Sarah is at the hardware store when she meets Lucas. Lucas Miller is new to Sycamore Falls and is trying to adjust to small town living. He has recently left the hustle and bustle of New York city and a past that left him emotionally scarred. Unbeknownst to Sarah he is also a teacher and will be teaching at the local high school. A friendship quickly forms between the two. Their feelings grow for one another...
It does not take long for them to realize that what they share is more than friendship.
"Let me love you" he whispered roughly, and I whimpered as his entire body pressed in to mine.
Problem is Sarah does not feel she deserves the love Lucas wants to give. She feels that she is damaged. Lucky for her Lucas has no desire to give up on finding a way in to her heart. Slowly Sarah begins to give her heart to Lucas.
Early on in the school year Sarah becomes close to one of her students, Matt. He's the quarterback, he's very popular and he's currently dating the captain of the cheer-leading squad. One day he let's Sarah in on a secret... He's pretending. He is pretending to be happy with his life.
When Matt decides a change is in order his life takes a turn he never saw coming. He goes from being loved to being hated. He starts to get bullied at school.
With Matt's life on the line she will risk her own life and reputation in order to save him.
A MUST READ.
The love story is slow building. Which I enjoyed. I love how the author allowed Sarah and Lucas time to build a real relationship. Lucas was given a glimpse in to Sarah's post traumatic stress and it provided him a chance to see her in her most vulnerable state. And he accepted it. He was there to help her cope when she had no one else.
Friendships are tested and people use the Bible as a hate weapon.
I hated that with a passion... I was ENRAGED. OUTRAGED. And just plain old M A D. I cried happy tears and I cried sad tears.
READ THIS BOOK. Lessons Learned is a thought provoking story about love, hate and all the things in between the two. Keep the Kleenex handy this is one of those reads that will have you waking up with puffy eyes.
I recommend this to all book lovers.
Characters- Love some Hate some
Writing Style- Excellent
Plot/Storyline- Highly Emotional and Raw
Steam Factor- Medium/Moderately Steamy
Overall- I loved it! I recommend it to EVERYONE/ALL BOOK LOVERS!!!!
**Review copy provided by author for an honest review**
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