Love Lessons by Heidi Cullinan is a sweet and mildy sexy look at what happens when shy and innocent meets jaded and way too experienced. Kelly and Walter BOTH learn a few new things in college!
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Love Lessons by Heidi Cullinan
Title: Love Lessons
Series: (Book 1 of Love Lessons Series)
Author: Publisher/Date: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (October 1, 2013)
Format/Length: 638 KB/299 pages
Genre: M/M contemporary
Heat Rating: 3
Star Rating: 5
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Kelly Davidson has waited what seems like forever to graduate high school and get out of his small-minded, small town. But when he arrives at Hope University, he quickly realizes finding his Prince Charming isn’t so easy. Everyone here is already out. In fact, Kelly could be the only virgin on campus.
Worst of all, he’s landed the charming, handsome, gay campus Casanova as a roommate, whose bed might as well be equipped with a revolving door.
Walter Lucas doesn’t believe in storybook love. Everyone is better off having as much fun as possible with as many people as possible…except his shy, sad little sack of a roommate is seriously screwing up his world view.
As Walter sets out to lure Kelly out of his shell, staying just friends is harder than he anticipated. He discovers love is a crash course in determination. To make the grade, he’ll have to finally show up for class…and overcome his own private fear that love was never meant to last.
I am a sucker for a low angst, romantic young love story and Love Lessons just pushed all the right buttons for me! Kelly is newly arrived at Hope College and is just now starting to come out. Having grown up in a VERY small town he just didn’t think he had it in him to be the center of attention for being ‘that gay kid’ in town. He is shy and sweet but eager to let loose a little bit and enjoy himself. He looks at sex, love and relationships with rose colored glasses, wanting to meet that special someone before exploring the ins and outs of sex.
Walter is definitely not boyfriend material. He comes from a relatively screwed up and financially well off family and has no plans of ever getting involved in a relationship. However, he is drawn to Kelly like a moth to a flame. Physically, Kelly is exactly the type of guy he usually goes for but Walter is actually a nice guy and knows that messing around with his roommate would cause nothing but emotional issues. Putting Kelly firmly into the ‘off limits’ category allows them to carry on an emotionally satisfying yet physically frustrating friendship.
Kelly can’t help but fall for his roommate and Walter wants nothing more than to protect Kelly. The jealousy over Kelly’s attempts at dating and the constant physical ache in his presence finally clue Walter in to his ‘not quite friend’ emotional attachment to his roommate. Their first sexual encounter is sweet and sexy. Kelly may be new at sex but he is determined and boy does that just make it even hotter!
Love Lessons by Heidi Cullinan is a book about friends falling in love. It’s not full of drama or angst, although there is just enough to help the story move along. It’s about developing feelings for each other before jumping into bed. It’s about Walter learning to love Kelly’s Disney obsession and Kelly finally coming out of his shell and getting the man he wants. It’s a happily ever after, which may not be realistic at 18 but it is what so many of us dreamed about finding.