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Learning Curves is a single dad, enemies to lovers, plus-size/curvy romcom with a teacher everyone wished they had in school and a swoon-worthy dad who would do anything for his daughter.
To Spencer, women only left pain and destruction in their wake. The only good thing that came from his ex was his daughter Annabelle. And right now, his only focus was making sure she was taken care of and was getting the help she needed with her learning disabilities. Even if that meant moving to a new town and starting over.
Ellie spent her childhood being judged and bullied because of her learning disabilities. Joke's on them because she's now the top special education teacher in her area. She's extremely protective of her kids, even if that means going toe-to-toe with their parents. See, Ellie totally had her life together.
Well, kind of. Maybe… Okay, really, she's a word-vomiting, curvy, hot mess who hasn't had a date in years with a diva of a dog who's determined to get a second, third, and fourth dinner every day. But that was fine. It was always fine. Until one disastrous parent-teacher conference with her new student's father turned her world upside down.
Now she couldn't get the agitating single dad out of her mind no matter how hard she tried.
Jackie Wright on Goodreads wrote:
Learning Curves is the story of Ellie and Spencer, and Spencer's daughter, Belle. Really, it's a love story between the three of them - 4 if you include Ellie's adorable dog, Roxy.
The gist of the story is that Spencer moves to Ellie's school district because he wants the best possible teacher for Belle, who has been diagnosed with some learning disabilities. Ellie is one of the best Special Ed teachers around. Though they get off on the wrong foot, they eventually recover, and it doesn't take long before the chemistry between Spencer and Ellie blossoms into more.
This book is laugh-out-loud funny. Ellie is just a hilarious person, and her best friend Sally is AWESOME - (Molly - any chance we will get to hear Sally's story?). In fact, all the supporting characters are hilarious - Ellie's mom and dad, and Spencer's dad are all just amazingly funny. At one point the group is having a big dinner together and hilarity ensues, of course. It's so well written that I felt like I was there, enjoying the crazy with everyone else.
I thought it was great to see people with learning differences represented in the romance world. Molly does it in a way that feels "real". Like - yes - having learning disability is a challenge and yes, it sucks sometimes. But you CAN deal with it. That, and it doesn't actually have to affect ALL of your life. You are not your disabilities, they are only one part of you. Having a kid with learning and social differences has made me sensitive to the way neuro-diverse people are portrayed - and Molly did it perfectly.
Learning Curves is a fun, light read with almost no angst. Perfect for these incredibly stressful times we are living in right now. If you want a laugh - pick it up NOW!!
This has to be one of the best reads of 2020, it brought me so much joy and happiness and it was a breath of fresh air to read a book that’s an advocate for all children with learning disabilities as well as a romance with all the feels. I was captivated from the first page to the last line, I laughed out loud, I smiled a lot and I felt every emotion this author managed to infuse into this great read.
Spencer a single dad is only interested in having his baby girl happy at school so when he moves her yet again because of bullying he needs to make sure her teacher understands his daughters needs what he didn’t expect was Ellie, the best special needs teacher in the area because she was once that student who struggled through school ......
Spencer and Ellie butt heads from the start but in a funny way and when they both realise they have the same goal, Belle to be happy in learning things turn around for them both and we see them start to have fun and enjoy being together.This is a heartfelt entertaining read that has you laughing not at the characters but with the characters as they go through everyday occurrences when you have a child with learning difficulties and in Ellie’s words you just need to understand we all learn in different ways. I highly recommend this gem of a read to every reader because it’s a fun read that will also touch you in so many levels. Top of my best reads of the year, great job Ms O’Hare from one of those students who was labeled as lacks concentration and could do better.