Source: eARC via NetGalley
The synopsis of this novella appealed to me and the openly named male author (writing historical romance!!) added to the curiosity. I do realise there are a number of male authors who published romance novels under a rather feminine nom de plumes though I’m not really aware who’s who.
There were a number of things I loved about this novel aside from the romantic premise. I love this era in Australia; there were many possibilities and opportunities amidst the harshness of the place. I really do like Kate’s character and whilst, Tom’s very male appearances appealed, I’m not quite sure about his personality; he seems to need the push to think for himself (there were many frustrating moments).
Lessons in Loving was a fairly easy & quick read. I did, however, find the supposed humorous camaraderie between Kate & Tom a little bit awkward / forced. I rather felt that it was ‘put on’ a bit. But it really is one you could read without putting too much of an effort in; one for relaxation, a sweet fluffy read.
Thanks to Escape Publishing for copy eARC via NetGalley in exchange of honest review