Lessons in Losing It
Series: Study Abroad, #4
Author: Jessica Peterson
Publication Date: June 2, 2017
Publisher: Peterson Paperbacks
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Sports Romance
Note: I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an unbiased review.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I swore I’d keep things platonic with the studly soccer player I met in Madrid…until we ended up naked together on his living room floor #Screwed #PunIntended
That’s all soccer star Fred Ohr wants to be with Rachel Collins, the American student he meets at party in his adopted hometown of Madrid. He’s looking for the real deal—someone who’ll stick around Spain for more than a semester—so he resolves to keep her at arm’s length. Even if she is sexy as hell. Smart. And as crazy about sports as he is.
But friends don’t kiss. They don’t do sleepovers. And they definitely don’t get rug burn from having the best sex ever on the living room carpet.
Fred and Rachel’s connection is instant. Intense. He loves to cook breakfast for her. She loves it when he cooks wearing nothing but his glasses.
Only Rachel’s got a dream internship waiting for her back in the states. And Fred is lining up a contract worth millions to stay in Madrid. They’re playing with fire to keep seeing each other like this. But how can they resist when the sex is so great—really, really freaking great—and the fun they have together is even better?
Lessons in Losing It is the fourth and final book in Jessica Peterson’s Study Abroad series. I’m really sad to see this series ending. It’s been a fun semester in Madrid filled with so many great times. What I’ve loved most about this series is that each book, while connected through friendships and setting, was a standalone novel. They each had a different feel, which was perfect because each tone and relationship was different.
In Lessons in Losing It, Fred and Rachel meet at a party. Their attraction and connection is instant. Both find something in the other that comforts them and makes them feel less alone. They could possibly be the perfect match for each other, but with Rachel returning home to the states in a few weeks there’s no reason to start something they can’t finish. Fred and Rachel will just have to be friends.
Being friends is easier said than done with the attraction simmering between them. The more time they spend together, the harder it is to keep things platonic. When they finally act on their physical attraction to each other, Fred and Rachel can’t deny they have something special. They’ll just have to decide if what they have is worth more than the plans they had before they met.
Rachel was a cool girl. I loved how smart and self-confident she was –especially when she was following her heart. Fred was a gem. I adored everything about that big lug! His views on how to treat a woman were a little redundant at times, but I loved what his mother had instilled in him. Fred was just so dang caring! It was sweet. I couldn’t get enough of him.
Fred and Rachel were such a fun couple. They had so many amazing things in common. Every time they were together, I found myself smiling. I love when a couple just get each other. It reminds me of my relationship with my husband. I didn’t even mind their drama because I knew only good things could happen for a couple like Fred and Rachel.
Lessons in Losing It was a great way to end the Study Abroad series. I loved every minute of Fred and Rachel’s story. Even though I’m sad this book ends the series, I can’t wait to see what Jessica Peterson has in store for us next in the new adult genre!