eARC Review: Learning Curves by Ceillie Simkiss

40778310.jpgSummary: Elena Mendez has always been career-first; with only two semesters of law school to go, her dream of working as a family lawyer for children is finally within reach. She can’t afford distractions. She doesn’t have time for love.

And she has no idea how much her life will change, the day she lends her notes to Cora McLaughlin.

A freelance writer and MBA student, Cora is just as career-driven as Elena. But over weeks in the library together, they discover that as strong as they are apart, they’re stronger together. Through snowstorms and stolen moments, through loneliness and companionship, the two learn they can weather anything as long as they have each other–even a surprise visit from Elena’s family.

From solitude to sweetness, there’s nothing like falling in love. College may be strict…but when it comes to love, Cora and Elena are ahead of the learning curve. 

Rating: ★★★★☆

Rep: Fat Puerto Rican lesbian main character, asexual panromantic main character with ADHD, f/f romance

Release date: 16th August 2018

ARC provided by author in exchange for a free and honest review


Learning Curves was a really sweet and quick novella. It follows to women meeting in grad school and forming a romance. They meet after one asks for notes in class. They quickly form a friendship afterward, and the book is pretty much fluff.

I really enjoyed this novella. It was the right amount of sweet and I loved both Cora and Elena. Nothing felt rushed, and their romance felt like a really nice and natural growth.

Elena is Puerto Rican which plays a role in the story, mostly through family and food. She’s a lesbian and I loved how supportive her family was. Especially when Cora was interested.

Cora is asexual and panromantic. What I liked that was different to other books I’ve read with an ace character was that the li wasn’t ignorant. Elena knows what it means and asks if she was ‘sex repulsed’, which she wasn’t, she’s sex indifferent. But sex isn’t made into a conflict, and I was really happy to see that. Elena seems to not care at all, she just likes Cora and that’s enough.

If you want a really sweet and fluffy f/f romance, I highly recommend this one! It was nice, quick, and really fun to read.

 

until next time!

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