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Series: Teach Me #4
Published by RC Boldt Publishing on August 9, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Military
Purchase Links: Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | IndieBound
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RC Boldt's fourth book in the Teach Me series shows us that sometimes the perfect person for you is the one you least expected it to be ...
Langley Ford is the definition of serious. Going through life as a pararescue jumper, working solely around men, she’s had to go above and beyond to prove she’s their equal. In fact, she can’t recall the last time she allowed herself to truly relax or let her guard down.
Always the one others rely on to crack jokes, the one to liven things up, Lawson Briggs is a fun, easygoing guy who doesn’t take life too seriously. But witnessing so many of his friends falling in love, he begins to wonder what the fuss is about. Will he ever fall prey to that infamous “love bug”?
Langley is now out of the military and working at a security consulting firm. When she meets the tall, bearded teacher who has endless wisecracks and comments, a part of her wishes she could be like him, wishes she could remember how.
While Lawson might be the best person to teach her how to live life to the fullest, will Langley be the one who teaches him all about love?
Also in this series: Hard To Handle
Also by this author: Hard To Handle
What worked for me:
- Advances the mutual attraction and friendship started in previous series installment, Hard to Handle, yet Laws of Attraction stands on it very well
- Langley “Lee” Ford is a unique heroine, a former Air Force Pararescue Jumper
- Great job with flashbacks to Lee’s childhood, Special Forces training and service
- Real sense of Lee’s struggle to adjust to life after service, including PTSD issues
- Lee’s emotional growth is very well documented, taking a slow but determined path toward accepting friendship, love, and self-worth
- Lawson’s determination to progress their physical and emotional relationship at Lee’s pace is refreshing and romantic
- Lawson and Lee’s dynamic in the bedroom was unexpected and HAWT
What didn’t work for me:
- Being told Lawson had ‘layers’ before we actually saw any
- Would have liked even more depth to Lawson, including a more fleshed out backstory
- Large group gatherings could be overwhelming with individual character traits being overshadowed
- Humor occasionally read as a little forced rather than organic
- Lawson seemed to fight harder for their eventual happiness; would have liked Lee to face her fears without being forced to
What I didn’t realize works, but totally does:
- Lawson’s nickname is Laws. Laws of Attraction. Get it? I love puns!
Most of what didn’t work for me is a result of me wanting to experience more of the interesting and loving characters author R.C. Boldt has gifted us with. Juggling such a large cast of characters can be challenging however once focused on the romance and intimacy of Lawson and Langley, the author’s talent shines.
About Author R.C. Boldt
RC Boldt is the wife of Mr. Boldt, a retired Navy Chief, mother of Little Miss Boldt, and former teacher of many students. She currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you’re in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can’t recall the lyrics to a particular 80’s song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she’s your girl.
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