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That was the night I met Jeremy. He was barely visible in the dark, leaning against a birch to the side of the path.
As the title suggests, Painful Lessons is a novel of self-discovery and learning the hard way how important it is to recognize our own value. It’s about one young man’s experience of going away to college for the first time, sampling the freedom of being out from under parental supervision, and waking up to the responsibility that comes along with it. Most of all, it’s about making mistakes, as well as realizing the difference between a relationship that is harmful and destructive, and one that helps strengthen and nourish us as a person.
As a freshman both in love and in college, sometimes there are painful lessons to be learned.
Jed made it out of the frat house and walked toward the dorm through the crowds of bid-night revelers. He hadn’t thought about how awkward things could get with him and Kent in the fraternity together. Frats meant parties, which meant alcohol and girls. Put Kent in the middle of that, with his “everyone follow me over the cliff” personality, and that was it. Jed was sunk. Dead meat. He’d either have to persuade Myesha to be his beard, or… come out?
Rupert’s hands shook and his heart raced as he entered his PIN number at the cash machine. What the fuck was he doing? Was he really going to go through with this? He cursed as he got an error message, and tried again, more carefully this time.
What is it about beautiful boys with green eyes? This is the second book I’ve read recently featuring an emerald-eyed hero, and in both cases these young men ran away with my heart. Josh, one of the protagonists of Like a Lover, certainly pushed all my buttons. Perhaps this had to do with him working as an escort, which gives him just the right air of bad-boy sexiness. Perhaps it was because, beneath the blatant sensuality, he possesses a genuine kindness and steely determination to succeed. Whatever the reason, probably a combination of the two, I found him utterly irresistible.
Josh has a plan: get through uni with a good degree and no debts. Focused on his goals, he’s working as an escort to pay his way. He enjoys the no-strings sex and doesn’t have the time or inclination for a relationship. Falling in love definitely isn’t part of the deal—especially not with a client.