REVIEW: Learning to Live by R.D. Cole
Title: Learning to Live
Series: Learning, #1
Author: R.D. Cole
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance (17+)
Release Date: August 28, 2013
Being alive and living are not always the same.
Trudy Love is used to being on her own and has rarely been shown affection. Between growing up in foster care and her abusive boyfriend she has no idea what life can be. At 19 she goes through something no one should ever experience and is left alone once again. Six months later she moves to Mobile, Alabama where she meets someone whose eyes bring back memories of the one person she misses everyday. Too late she finds herself caught in a storm of emotions that are unwanted, but she’s determined to fight them off.
Jaxon Coleman has a good life, and for him to attend one of the finest Med schools in the country and follow in his dad’s foot steps is a dream come true. However, dreams can change in life and when he meets Trudy he knows his will never be the same. Jax knows she has secrets she is unwilling to share, but he’s never given up on something he wants and he wants Tru.
Can Trudy stop resisting her feelings and welcome the chance to live a different life than she pictured or will her defiance and haunted past eventually take her out of Jax’s reach?
After tragedy living is not easy, but with the right person it can be learned.
Oh this was such a great book! The story flowed nicely and I really felt immersed in the lives of Jax and Tru. I was so engrossed that I skipped lunch and didn’t get up from reading until I had finished the whole book.
Jaxon is the whole package. Not only does he surf and has a stellar body but he’s in school to be a doctor, treats women with respect, is selfless, caring, and so sweet! He knows that he wants Trudy from the very beginning. He welcomes her into his life, family, and friends.
Trudy is a remarkable person. She has had to deal with so much in her life. Yet she is strong, independent, knows how to defend herself, smart, and driven. She has trust issues for obvious reasons but works to better herself.
The supporting secondary characters were excellent too. Jax’s whole family were awesome! I really felt like they were actual people with depth and stories of their own.
This was an excellent book full of heartbreak, tragedy, love, friendship, and growing. It was a really great romance with some nice steamy scenes. I give this book a 5 out of 5 and can’t wait to read the next book in the series!
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