Lesson Learned

Title: Lesson Learned
Author: Lillian Francis
Publisher: Finally Love Press
Release Date: August 2016
Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, closeted, teachers
Page Count: 200 pages
Reviewed by: Tosh
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Drew Jackson is sick of constantly being on the move, running away from his mistakes, his desires, and a secret-filled past. He’s decided his new teaching job in Cardiff is his chance to finally settle down. Perhaps here he can have a home, and even friendships that won’t end in disaster. Like his growing rapport with history teacher Nathan Morgan.

Nathan has been careful to keep his sexuality a secret at work. He doesn’t want that kind of attention from the student body. There’s one body he would like attention from, though—the new science teacher, Drew. But it’s much too risky to let Drew know how he feels. He won’t gamble their fledgling friendship on an awkward confession of lust. And Drew’s probably straight anyway.

Their friendship is derailed when a student’s accusation forces a reluctant confession. Drew is tempted to run again until he comes face to face with the inescapable realisation that flight has ruined every relationship he’s ever had.

But maybe he’s finally found someone worth staying in one place for.

Normally I am such a sucker for books like this but in this books case I can honestly say something was just not there for me. I cannot put my finger on what the problem was but I tried three or four different times to get at least the first twenty-five percent of the book but I just could not get into this book no matter how many times I tried.

Do not get me wrong and think that there was just something horrible about this read because there was not. It was a personal issue of not being able to catch my interest but that in no way means that this was a bad read or that others will feel the same way that I did.

In being honest I gave his book a three as a rating and that is again because of my own personal issue with this book not being able to capture my attention. But I do not want that to reflect negatively on the author Lillian Francis in any way because I truly believe that my not being able to completely enjoy this read is on me and not the author. I have read and loved other books by Lillian Francis and enjoyed them thoroughly so my advice is to try the book for oneself and then make your own decision as to whether you like it or not and not base whether you want this book off of my opinion of it.

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Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time.

I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books.

Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.

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