Learning Curve, Life Lessons, Book 4 By: Kaje Harper Narrated by: J.F. Harding

A fantastic series ends with the final installment, Learning Curve. I will miss Mac, Tony and their family.

From the blurb:

Mac is afraid he won't recover enough to go back to being a cop; Tony's afraid that he will.

Three months after being injured, Detective Jared MacLean is healing, but he's afraid it may not be enough to go back on the job. He won't give up, though. Being a cop is written deep in Mac’s bones, and he'll do whatever it takes to carry his badge again.

Tony used to wish he could have Mac safely home, but watching his strong husband battle disabilities is far from Tony's dream come true. When Mac is asked to consult on a case involving one of Tony's students, both men will have to face old demons and new fears to find a way to move forward together.

(This is a lightly edited rerelease of the 2013 original, bringing Mac and Tony to their HEA.—content warning for a domestic abuse case, suicide.)

Lesetiger's Review:

I love, love this series and have been waiting impatiently for this 4th volume. Since the series builds on each other, I recommend reading the books in order.

Mac is still fighting for his health after being gunned down. He is a cop with his heart and soul and wants to return to active duty as soon as possible. But that's not an easy thing to do. Tony, on the other hand, sees the risks of Mac's job and is not unhappy that Mac has three more months of desk duty.
Mac's profession always leads to discussion points. However, Tony also has to deal with unexpected career obstacles. It's like real life. You never know what's coming next.

The author has done a fantastic job of capturing Mac's recovery, as well as the day-to-day life with all the fears and worries of the children and adults as well. It's nice to see the two of them working on their relationship, talking about things that bother the other, and just trying to be there for each other. The kids, Ben and Anna, are a highlight and I love their sibling squabbles. When Mac's past catches up with him, Tony learns why Mac never told him about his family. But Tony stands by him during this time and supports him where he can.

And, of course, there is a case to solve that is quite interesting. The everyday life of Mac and Tony mixed with the investigation result in an entertaining but also an emotional story that captivated me from beginning to end. I listened to the audiobook in just two days because I couldn't stop.
J. F. Harding has outdone himself. He captured even the smallest nuances of the characters' emotions perfectly, and I love the voices he has for Anna and Ben.

Over all, J.F. Harding is a great narrator and his narration made a fantastic series even better. I love his performance as he made the story feel very real.

I will miss Mac and Tony very much.

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Learning Curve is available to buy from Audible and is Whispersynced.