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Learning Curve

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  264 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Genre: Lesbian romance. Ashton Clarke, a local Casanova with a long history of falling into bed with a different woman every night, is perfectly content with her free and easy existence until she gives in to her best friend’s request to spend an evening helping out at the local gay and lesbian youth center. There, Ash meets Carrie Fletcher, a women’s studies professor who ...more
Paperback, 282 pages
Published January 2nd 2008 by Bold Strokes Books (first published January 1st 2008)
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Oct 08, 2013 Agirlcandream rated it really liked it
This book was a pleasure to read. I needed something light to read and Learning Curve was all that and more. The main characters Ash and Carrie were interesting and realistic.Even the secondary characters were well done. If I have a beef with the plot it's that the angry Tess didn't get more page time. I would have liked to see what was going on in her house, not just being told that her mom and her were on the outs.
Great first effort. 4.5 stars and I will be downloading everything else Spangler
Feb 26, 2013 Nikki rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks, lgbt
I found the characters likable and enjoyed a lot of nice humor popping up unexpectedly, particularly how awkward and clumsy Ash got when faced with a woman she likes.

It had some good angst and the dialogue was primarily pretty smooth. I did have issues with the consistency of the protagonists issues, and one major hurdle that was never really resolved at all, but overall a sweet book that I definitely enjoyed.
Mar 07, 2015 Amanda rated it liked it
Shelves: lesbian-fiction
I feel like I may have set myself up to dislike this book. I read the synopsis and I already didn't like Ash. I read the book, and it was well written especially for a first book. I didn't hate Ash by the end of the book, but I didn't feel as though I related well. I feel as though some issues mentioned in the book were not wrapped in a way I would have liked. Open ends, or quickly fixed problems always leave me wondering what an author could have done to make the story have more depth. This rea ...more
Mar 03, 2014 Serena rated it really liked it
Sweet and uncomplicated book. Beautiful chemistry between Ash and Carrie! A womanizer who wants to change her ways, because of true love. Always fun to read. I liked the character of Tess, she added value to the story. I always like the Butch/Femme contrast, very sexy indeed!
Lexxi Kitty
This is my second book by this author. Though it's the first I put on my list as possibilities. I kept ducking the book, and the author, because of the description for this book. I paraphrase: A woman, Ash, who seeks nothing but one-night stands, and is very very good at drawing women in, meets a woman, a professor, who trips her up. Makes her wonder. Confuses her. Meanwhile this other woman, Carrie, has this teenager, Tess, hooked to her somehow or another. Part of the baggage. And Ash doesn't ...more
Ashton Clarke is definitely the "love 'em and leave 'em" type, and she's not ashamed of it. She's never come across a woman who made her want to settle down for more than few nights. But that changes when she meets Carrie Fletcher, a college professor who turns Ash's head in a way she's never experienced before.

The book was good, but not great. It's a lot of romance cliches (the misunderstandings, the drama, the angst, etc), but it suits the purpose of reading a non-complicated romance. I like t
Jun 22, 2014 Kennedy rated it really liked it
Light read. Uncomplicated story line. Ashton the "player" and Carrie the academic. Just about any story line that has to do with higher education, I am a fan.
Apr 07, 2014 Estelle rated it did not like it
Typical. Nothing fantastic or worth mentioning. Its not terrible, just cheesy, cringey.
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Dec 03, 2011 Nolly Sepulveda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a great read, I loved the characters and their growth from beginning to end.
Very sweet, breezy read.
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Rachel Spangler never set out to be an award winning author. She was just so poor and so easily bored during her college years that she had to come up with creative ways to entertain herself, and her first novel, Learning Curve, was born out of one such attempt. She was sincerely surprised when it was accepted for publication and even more shocked when it won the Golden Crown Literary Award for De ...more
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