Tuesday, January 14, 2014

BLOG TOUR: Learning to Heal by R.D. Cole




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Synopsis

image (2)"If Fools rush in, than most people in love are idiots. And I'm the biggest one of all." -Jazz
Meet Jasmine Coleman. She's the girl that's outgoing, beautiful, and full of self assurance. A confidence that’s forced to cover the scars she hides. When rushing into love becomes a heartbreaking mistake the last piece of it disappears. Now she is left uncertain, weak, and full of self-disgust. But her strength is needed now more than before.
Mason Reed is the quiet computer geek that's always the friend and never the boyfriend. Putting his social life on hold to help his single mother has left him shy when it comes to the opposite sex. And Meeting Jazz is no different. However being in love makes you do crazy things and his crazy has major consequences. Especially when the truth is revealed to others who are determined to rip them apart.
Rash decisions have major consequences. Some good. Some bad. All are life changing.
"The Truth doesn't always set you free. Sometimes it breaks you apart and leaves you in pieces."

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4.5 star review by Jen Skewes

Learning to Heal is book 2 in The Learning Series.  And like everyone else I could not wait to get my hands on this book.  At the end of Learning to Live we were left staring at our e-readers with our mouths hanging open because of the cliffhanger we were left with.

Learning to Heal takes place exactly where we left off.  At Thanksgiving dinner with Jazz telling her family that she is pregnant.  Remember the movie For Keeps with Molly Ringwald where she blurts out at dinner "I'm pregnant please pass the turnips."  But in Molly Ringwald's case she had a boyfriend who was sitting next to her during that announcement for support.  Well,  as far as everyone knows Jazz doesn't have a boyfriend.  And she doesn't have anyone by her side to support her.  Jazz had been secretly seeing her professor who it turns out is a complete ass.  We see exactly how much of an ass he really is in the prologue of the book and my heart just broke for her.  She was in love and truly believed that he loved her back.  But in the end what they had meant more to her than it ever had to Ollie.

When the initial shock wears off at dinner the next question is of course; who is the father?  And that's when sweet, loving Mason comes in.  He announces to her family that it is him.  And that is where you have to wonder why someone like Mason would step in and tell everyone that he is the father.  Mason has enough on his plate, giving up a social life to help take care of his sister who is autistic and help his mother pay the bills.  But the truth of it all is that Mason is in love with Jazz and sometimes love makes you do crazy things, like want to help your best friend raise her baby, that isn't even yours.

Jazz is completely shocked of course but at some point agrees to go along with it.  Mason has always been a good friend to her and while she may not understand why he would help her she finds herself giving in to his crazy plan.  Mason loves Jazz and knows that she only sees him as a friend.  But right now he will take what he can get in hopes that in time she will grow to love him and they can have a future together.  Jazz has always seen Mason as nothing more than a friend but lately she starts to see him in a different way.  She's starting to see him as sexy which completely shocks her.  Mason is the quiet, shy computer geek and Jazz is this outgoing, confident woman, at least on the outside.  But the more time they spend together the more she realizes jus how much she needs Mason and starts falling for him.

Jazz and Mason were so cute together.  And I just loved Mason.  He was so sweet, kind, loving and completely selfless.  He is just an amazing person.  He just wanted to be there for Jazz, to help her through it all, to love her the way she deserves to be loved.  I think they were both damaged in their own way and together they helped each other to heal.  Jazz starts falling for Mason and starts to see a life with him.  But not everything is easy for these two.  Insecurities, misunderstandings, and people from their past threaten their relationship.  Will their love be able to survive it all?

"So I'll be her shoulder.  I'll be her warmth.  And I hope one day I can be her hero."

R.D. Cole did another amazing job with this book.  I love her writing.  I love the twists and turns that she throws in that you just didn't see coming.  There are those moments where you find your self on the edge of your seat just needing to know what happens next.  Those OH MY GOD moments where you can't believe what just happened.  I did not want to put this book down. I wanted to know what would happened when the truth was revealed, would they get their happily ever after.  I was completely rooting for Jazz and Mason.

This book had it all; drama, angst, a fews twists and turns, a sweet friend to love romance.  I loved that we still got to see Jax and Tru and how protective he is when it comes to his little sister.  This book is written in both Jazz and Mason's POV which is always a plus for me when we get see hear both sides.  Through all their ups and downs, Jazz and Mason's story will leave you with a smile.  And then you get to the very end and once again Ms. Cole leaves us wanting more and at the same time she sets the stage for the next book in this series.  Who is it going to be?  Not telling, you just have to read it for yourself and find out.  I for one cannot wait!


Excerpt
❝ Holy hell! Fuck a duck and shit on a goldfish cracker! My fingers grip the blanket beside my naked body as Mason and his gloriously talented tongue continues to attack my wet pussy. Yes! I just said the word I hate, but right now at this very moment that is what it is. A pussy! Even though I had one orgasm already, he is working on number two. Thank you men everywhere who love to do this for a woman. What have I been missing? Why didn’t I ever let myself do this before with Ollie? Oh fuck him. He has nothing on this sexy guy between my thighs. I feel the same tension in my body that I did a few moments ago start to build. The lapping of his tongue as he tells me how beautiful and sexy I am is addicting. If death is going to knock on my door, then please let me die after this next orgasm. Biting my lip, my hips thrust up on their own because I have lost all control of my body tonight. My moans even sound sexy to me, like I’m made to do this in life. Maybe I can be a voice over in a porno one day. “Ahhh!” His finger slowly enters me as he sucks my clit and I lose my shit. My body thrashes against his mouth and I might have possibly ripped some of his hair out. But I can’t care at the moment because I’m once again in sex Heaven as I yell his name until I feel relaxed and like a marshmallow. “Say it again.” His voice is close and the shift of the mattress causes me to open my eyes. “Say what?” He’s above me again and the feel of his bare chest against my sweat covered one is glorious. Returning his smile, I run my finger over his full lips and watch as he sucks it into his mouth. “My name. Say my name again.” He’s so easy to please. “Mason,” I whisper. “Mason. Please make love to me.” I feel his shiver or maybe it’s mine. I meant to say fuck me, but I realize that Mason is better than just a fuck. He’s a guy who will devote his whole heart into anything he does and sex is one of them. He’s very thorough and ready to conquer whatever quest he’s on. Before I know it he’s nestled between my thighs and I feel his mouth on my neck and the head of his dick against my opening. Instead of just diving in, he kisses his way down to my breast before returning to my mouth. Squirming under his weight, I wrap my legs around him, desperate for him to enter me. Torture is the only term I can come up with. He just continues to assault my mouth and breasts affectionately. “Damn it, Mason. You’re killing me.” My words come out in quick pants because the feel of his teeth scraping across my sensitive nipple is achingly wonderful. He comes up and smiles again before he kisses me heatedly, doing all the things he just performed between my thighs to my mouth. Then he plunges into me and I moan from the feel of him.❞

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About The Author

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My name is Robin and I live in Alabama. I grew up an army brat and traveled a lot until we finally settled down along the Gulf Coast when I was 4. My husband is 9 years younger so I guess that makes me a COUGAR. I have a little girl who is 9 and is blind as well as autistic. My life is not boring with them two in it. Believe me.
I have always loved creating and I would constantly draw on my walls. I love painting and reading. Writing is something I wanted to do but didn't think I could, until I woke up at three a.m. a few months back and started writing. Life has a way of throwing rocks at you and putting cracks in your soul. Either you can duck and cover or you can make something beautiful from the cracks.
After that, the story took over. Even though some pieces of my life experience are within it, it is Tru and Jax’s story now. I have truly fell in love with this story and hope you all do too.


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4 comments:

  1. hi, the book looks really good thanks so much for the giveaway denise smith

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  2. I love this series and you made such a beautiful book trailer :)

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