John Wainwright is having a momentous day. To start off, he lands his first teaching job. Then his brother, Evan, and Evan’s husband, Daniel, take him out to celebrate in Manchester’s gay village. An encounter with a sexy man forces John to admit what he’s been denying for too long—he’s gay. His coming out proves he’s supported and loved by his family and roommates. What more could a man want? There’s just one small problem: John’s dishy Head Teacher, Brett Sanderson, and John’s gigantic crush on him. Too bad Brett is straight.
Brett Sanderson leads a double life. At thirty-three, he is the Head Teacher of a primary school. But for seven years now, during every school holiday, Brett has fled to Brighton, where he becomes ‘Rob,’ a man who has a different guy in his bed every night but has never had a relationship.
Once he’s back in school, Brett is firmly back in that closet, until his newest staff member starts prying open the door. When John pulls out all the stops to get Brett’s attention, neither man is prepared for the consequences.
So what did I think?
Love Lessons Learned was typical K.C. Wells and reminiscent of the cross-over series Learning to Love – this story focused on John, brother to Evan from Learning to Love: Evan & Daniel.
It is very similar in style which was perfect because I was looking forward to some nice and sweet characters. It was also nice to get the little peak at Evan and hear how the boys from the previous series were doing.
In this story, John is venturing out into his first real job, as the teacher at a school in a disadvantaged area. John has just acknowledged his own sexuality and has no experience with a man but he falls heavily for Head Teacher, Brett.
Brett, at 33, has just discovered he wants more out of life than the anonymous sex filled holidays he takes a few times a year. He wants a real relationship but the fact John is the new teacher he is mentoring takes him out of the equation for Brett.
In this story, they first need to take the steps to get together, face the ramifications of a relationship at work and deal with a number of other obstacles thrown their way. Along the way there are good friends, aggrieved co-workers, and some dramatic moments. There is hot sex and there is romance. The characters are sweet and nice and emotional.
This was a 4 star for me, mainly because I needed a good dose of sweet with happy endings.
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