Thursday, April 25, 2019

Book Tour: Learning Curve by Andi Jaxon

Title: Learning Curve
Author: Andi Jaxon
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: April 18, 2019
Alister Bennet
Loyal, reliable... predictable even, I’ve always done what's expected of me. Stay out of trouble, get my teaching degree and build a respectable career as a college professor. The job comes with a long list of rules and at the top of that list is no fraternizing with students. Following the rules seemed easy enough, until a dark, tortured boy sat outside my office waiting for me. His voice told me it was his grade he was worried about, but the deep onyx pools of his eyes told me more as they shook the solid ground I’d always stood on. 
Am I willing to risk my career, my carefully built reputation, to help one so filled with pain I can taste it?
Benjamin Wallace
Rejected, abused, and abandoned my entire life, all I’ve ever wanted was to be accepted, loved even. I thought going to college on a scholarship would be my ticket out of hell, but nothing good ever comes without a price. As graduation nears I find myself drawn to the mysterious professor like a moth to a flame. Just one meeting with the man that has been staring in my dreams has my soul screaming for him to hold me, comfort me. A relationship isn't just frowned upon, it's forbidden, but the heart doesn't always know the difference. 
Can I trust my mangled heart in his perfect life when my past repeats itself or will he destroy what is left of me? 
*Author's note: This is an MM teacher-student romance with themes including abuse and kidnapping. This story ends with a HEA.*
Momma Says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐

Learning Curve is most certainly a steamy romance with the added taboo of teacher/student. While I did feel like these two fell really quickly, I couldn't help but love both Alister and Ben, and their chemistry is crazy good. Even more than the romance is the emotional journey for Ben in overcoming his horrific past. He's such a wonderfully sweet character and his story is absolutely heartbreaking. I would've liked a little more information about Dan and how that situation went, but at the same time, I liked that the focus was exactly where it should be - on Ben and the ever supportive Alister. At this point, I have to mention the secondary characters, who are just as vivid and vital to the story as our romantic couple. Each one, from Ben's best friend to Alister's crazy family adds something to the story. In the end, this one had me all over the place in terms of feels, I laughed, I cried, and I laughed some more. And that's not even counting those swoon-worthy moments that make you sigh and smile. To sum it up, Learning Curve is emotional, sexy, sweet, and a must read in the genre. 
Laundry Librarian - “Have you ever been touched by a story so deeply, the feelings it draws out of you linger for weeks, months or even years after finishing it? Learning Curve was that kind of book for me.”
The Little Bookworm - “I love a great forbidden romance and Learning Curve is definitely now on the top of that list for me.”
A Book Lover’s Emporium Book Blog - “Forbidden? Teacher/student? M/M? Oh HELL YEAH! This book has all my favourite things!”
From Dyslexic kid with a love of Algebra to a published author, no one is more surprised to find me here, than I am. I love to write about tortured pasts and hot sex, a happily ever after that has to be worked for. My stories tend to be a little dark but with some comic relief, typically in the form of sarcasm.
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