Learning Curve (Franklin U #6) by N.R. Walker

Room-mates, to friends to eventual lovers in Learning Curve, one of the sweetest, slow burn love stories.

From the blurb:

Cobey Green
There I was, moving into the dorms at Franklin U, and not into the shared party house I’d lived in my freshman year. Last year had been all about football and parties, not schoolwork. Which was why my grades tanked, and why I was one failed class away from being kicked off the team.
Why I needed to live on campus, and find myself a tutor.
Funny that my new roommate just happened to be a tutor. Funny that he was oblivious to how hot he is. For a smart guy, he was pretty clueless. Maybe I could tutor him in how to be more outgoing in exchange for help with calculus? I could teach him how to talk to people, how to make new friends. Hell, maybe I could even help him punch his V card.
Actually, now that I thought about it... that was a really good idea.

Vincent Brandt
And there I was, happy to be back at college, happy to be where I was most comfortable. Happy to be starting another school year, happy to start tutoring again so I could earn some money.
And yes, there I was, equal parts excited and dreading to see who my new roommate would be... Until Cobey Green’s smiling face appeared at the door. A huge football player, loved by everyone, gorgeous, rich, and out of the closet.
Everything I was not.
It didn’t help that he was genuinely a really nice guy. It didn’t help that I could make him laugh, and we could talk so easily, and it certainly didn’t help that we started having private tutorials which ended up way more private than I’d ever dared imagine.
I’d ranked top of my class in every subject since the first grade yet there I was falling stupidly in love with him.

This was going to be a hell of a year. And one very steep learning curve for both of us.

Sheena's Review:

This is the 6th in the interconnected Franklin U universe of stories, but could easily be read as a standalone.
I adored this story so much, I couldn't put it down and kept turning the pages, as I had to find out what was going to happen. Cobey is so sweet, he's just the most lovely guy, and I loved how he was with Vincent, so caring and worried about consent and not doing too much, too fast. I laughed out loud more than once. The weightlifting analogy was just inspired brilliance, and the fact that they ran with it all through the book with the whole training thing. 

Vincent's story almost broke me though, this kid who has brought himself up, and is all alone in the world and as a result has little to no self-esteem, limited social skills yet still wants to grow and improve and won't let anyone know just how intelligent he really is. I loved how Cobey was with him, gradually building him up and building his confidence, and it was so good to see Vincent blossoming and coming into his own as the story went on. 

I loved this whole thing, the slow build, the development of the relationship. They were so different yet they really worked together as a couple and the heat and chemistry was intense. I couldn't get enough of these two and I'm so happy I got to read their story.

Rating: 5 Stars

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's Review:

This nerd/jock romance by N.R. Walker was utterly adorable. Colby was a big man on campus. Everyone knew him and everyone liked him and not just because he was a machine on the football field. Colby was, simply put, a genuine nice guy. Vincent was the opposite in that he had spent his life mostly invisible. He'd never even seen a football game until he met Colby. His life consisted of classes, studying, and tutoring...until he met his new college roommate that is.

"I had no air, No thoughts. Just this...just him and this perfect moment."

That's just one example of the multiple swoony moments we get in Learning Curve. It really was such a sweet romance. Watching Vincent come out of his shell a bit, hearing how gone for him Colby was. The whole Vincent wearing Colby's football sweatshirt with his number on it. This reminds me of my college days and it gets me right in the feels every time I see it in a book. Great addition to the FU series.

Rating: 5 Stars

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