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The Lesson

Bella D’Amato

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

Publisher: Super heroes LLC

 

Date of Publication: February 7th, 2016

 

ISBN: 9781310163906

ASIN: B01A7SA3GU

 

Number of pages: 126

Word Count: 42,867

 

Book Description:

 

Sweet as pie and sexy as hell, Bianca Russo cares more about finishing her degree and taking care of her grandfather than anything else.

 

Then she meets Mason Freeman. A smoking hot bad boy with caramel eyes and a devil-may-care attitude, he seduces Bianca with one look. Before long, they’re head over heels for each other.

 

But loving Mason means a lot of complications: his casual disregard for money, his rich and powerful family, his inability to take charge of his life. And when tragedy strikes, everything comes crashing down around them.

 

Six years later, Bianca’s career is taking off and a new man is making her question her single status when an unexpected Facebook message sets her world spinning.

Mason is back in town and he’s determined to prove to Bianca he’s learned his lesson and win her back.

 

But is she ready for him? Bianca fear overwhelms her, and she soon realizes she has her own love lessons to learn.

 

Can Bianca forgive Mason? Or is their great love a thing of the past?

 

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Excerpt:

Freeman? She thought wildly. As in Freeman Industries?

Oh, yeah, the voice inside her mocked. You are definitely in over your head.

He frowned as he took in her expression. “You finally put two and two together, didn’t you?” he asked, then continued without waiting for a reply. “Yes, those Freeman’s. Freeman Lumber, Freeman Technology, Freeman Financial, Freeman Library, blah, blah, blah. My father has a finger in practically every pie in the city.” He screeched around a corner, pulling into the parking garage of The Matisse, a luxury apartment complex Bianca had never set foot in.

Bianca stared at Mason, his face grim as he drove through the garage, finally pulling into a reserved spot. Why does he seem so upset? She wondered. He was so playful just a few minutes ago.

Because he thinks you want him for his money, the voice told her. I bet every girl he’s ever met has thrown themselves at him. And even you have to admit, the money makes him a helluva lot more attractive than he was thirty seconds ago.

No, she insisted. I thought he was handsome before. If anything, the money makes me uncomfortable.

Hmph, the voice replied doubtfully. Maybe so, but he doesn’t know that.

Well, I guess I’ll have to prove it to him, she answered stubbornly.

Mason hopped out of the car and came around to open her door, and as she stared up at him, she found she wanted to comfort him. “It must feel like an impossible standard to live up to. Your father, that is” she explained as she took his hand and climbed out of the car. “And very difficult to live in his shadow. So hard to be yourself, especially if what you want from life differs from what he expects. I think I would want to run away, get out into the world by myself. Get away from this town where everyone knew my name and find my own way. Sink or swim, you know? Leave all that other stuff behind.”

She looked up to find him standing too close, his eyes widening as he studied her face. “That’s exactly how I feel.”

“You probably feel like changing your name sometimes,” she continued as she stared up at him.

“Yes,” he agreed, his face softening as he studied her. “It’s like I can’t break free from this idea of who and what I’m supposed to be.” He reached up and moved her hair away from her face and her eyes dropped to his lips.

He’s going to kiss me …

“Yes I am,” he said.

“What?” she managed. Barely.

“You were wondering if I was going to kiss you. And the answer is yes, I am,” he answered in a whisper, just before his lips swooped down to capture hers.

 

 

review

This is a stand-alone novella and ends with an HEA.
>Mason and Bianca meet in college. He is rich and she is poor. There is a ridiculous amount at sex in such a short book. The story takes absolutely no time at all to go from a first look to sleeping with each other.  The declarations of love follow quickly, causing the romance to just shrivel up and die.  When Bianca meets Mason’s stuck up family and doesn’t stand up for her, they break up and she lives like a monk for 6 years. Mason comes back to apologize and prove he’s changed.
>Throw in more sex and a business trip and the book is very predictable.  The story acts like star crossed lovers find each other or something. These two characters deserve each other. The sex scenes are even a bit confusing. Mason seems like he may be into BDSM, but nothing is developed in that genre.
>Bianca has this horrible habit of talking to herself using an internal dialogue. At first, her thoughts are cute. Soon the thoughts are annoying. She is even annoying to herself, telling herself multiple times to “shut up”.  The internal dialogue was a bit too much.  This very short novella is appropriate for an adult audience.
>I am a reviewer for Romance Authors the Rock.  I am giving this book 3 hearts.

 

About the Author:

 

Bella D’Amato lives in a picturesque little cottage on the shores of Coeur d’Alene Lake in idyllic Coeur d’Alene Idaho. She grew up mere blocks away from the lake, and never could bear the thought of leaving. She shares her home with two loyal tabby cats, Peaches and Cream.

 

When Bella isn’t writing, she’s usually indulging in her second favorite hobby, photography, although she mostly takes pictures of her cats. She also likes to tend her garden, create culinary vegetarian masterpieces, and read. Of course, her favorite genre is romance! In the summer she spends as much time at the beach as possible, but since the Pacific Northwest is known for its winters, she also skis as much as possible during the snowy months.

 

Being a natural born lover, Bella dreams of the day she meets her Mr. Right. In the meantime, she enjoys the single life as much as possible.

 

https://www.facebook.com/BellDAmato/

 

Tour giveaway

 

5 ebooks of The Lesson

 

 

1 – $10 Amazon or B&N gift card

 

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