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What I Really Learned in College (With Honors, #1)

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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  73 ratings  ·  41 reviews
Alex Rose is a 32-year-old divorced mother of two, looking for a better life for her and her sons. In search of answers, she returns to college to finally get that degree she’s always dreamed of. What she finds is something she wasn’t even looking for.

Mason Brooks is every girl's dream: 21 years old, tall, with dirty blond hair that curls when it’s wet, sea-blue eyes, and
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Paperback, 252 pages
Published July 14th 2014 by Booktrope Entice
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WHAT I REALLY LEARNED IN COLLEGE is well worth the price tag and more. At only $0.99, I can promise you will not be disappointed!

Divorcee, Alex Rose is every boy’s wet dream. She’s a cougar with 2 young children and she’s determined to take charge of her life after discovering that her husband has been getting freaky with another woman. Taking the bull by the horns, she decides to go back to college and what she finds there is more fulfilling than anything she ever dreamed. Not only does she enr
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Amanda
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from the author for an honest review.

Totally not what I expected...and I mean that in a good way! By the synopsis I honestly expected a story about a whole lot of kinky sex with an older woman and younger man, because lets face it a lot of books today are all about the sex...not that that's a bad thing ;)

Well hello...this books has a whole lot of substance! Something you can really sink your teeth into....could not put it down for the life of me!

This is a wonderfully written
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Leisha
Aug 09, 2014 rated it liked it
*Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

Rating overview
Writing: ★★★★
Story: ★★(★)
Characters: ★★(★)

Overall: ★★★ (3)

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Alex is 32-years-old and divorced with two kids when she decides to change her life for the better by going to college as a mature student studying Psychology and Nursing. In her (boring) Sociology class she is paired up with the even more disinterested (in the class) Mason (11 years her junior) but she soon finds herself taking the encounter outside of the cl
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Karma Queen
Aug 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-ebooks, romance
NOTE – A free copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for a review.

Alexandra (Alex) Rose is a 32-year-old divorcee with 2 sons. Once her youngest son starts school full-time she decides to go back to college as a double major so she can make something of her life. It’s not an easy transition since she’s older than most of the students but she’ll cope. There’s a hot guy in her sociology class but she’s not even sure that he’s registered in it since he’s been sleeping for the first few cl
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Kathleen
Sep 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alexandra (Alex) Rose is a thirty-two year old divorced mother of two sons, who decides to return to college to complete her degree. I her Sociology class, Alex is paired up for an assignment with twenty-one year old classmate Mason Brooks. What starts out as a classmate friendship develops into something more when they become attracted to each other. Alex and Mason embark on a sexual journey that is anything but casual ... but it's supposed to be just a fling ... or is it?!

What I Really Learned
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Erica
Jul 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
What I Really Learned in College gets 4.5 stars from me.
From the synopsis you know Alex is a 30 something divorced mom with two kids who's decided to go back to college.
She is paired up with the gorgeous 20 year old she sits beside in class for a project and they become friends.
Reluctantly she agrees to show up at a club for his 21st birthday and this is where the fun begins.
While Alex is unsure and tries to keep her distance, the sexy, well built, completely trainable Mason gets under her skin
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Gabby
*ARC sent by author in exchange for an honest review*

When I started reading this book, I didn't get all its vibe; in fact, I really thought of another DNF/DND due I thought it was way too slow for me... but I was so wrong!

Alex/Lexie could be you or me or anyone else. She's inquisitive, warm, wanting to know more and in control of herself, but open to new experiences, as his affair/relationship with her "beanie boy", Mason, whom is a coming-of-age man, who starts living with this somehow-older-th
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CDBW
Aug 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-for-review
I received this book in return for an honest review.

4.5 Crazy Stars!

Wow! I was not expecting that. Honestly, I don't know why I signed up to review this but I'm so glad I did. It wasn't at all like I thought it was going to be. It was so much better. The storyline was captivating and had me not wanting it to end. I'm can't wait to read the next installment.
☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
I loved it. In the beginning I understood Alex issue with going back to school as an older adult because I was also one but I have to say if I had the fun she had plus learned what she did I'd do college all over again. It was an enjoyable book.
Nay Denise
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-tours, favorites
I received this book from the author in exchange of an honest review.

Let me just state: this book completely wowed me! This was so much better than I thought it was going to be and kept turning pages until I couldn't keep my eyes open. Addison Winters has created a very realistic situations that was written so beautifully.

Alex is a 32 year old divorced mother of two young boys. She has gone back to college to better her future for her sons. In the midst of going back to school she meets a hands
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Tammy
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received an advance copy of this book to give an honest review. I am honored to have had the opportunity to read this book.

I was hooked from the very first page. I couldn't read the book fast enough. I almost hollered when i got to the last page, oh yeah I was like WTH. Oh no she didn't, unfortunately yes she did, and it ended being a cliffhanger. Which is fine, I will just have just have to wait for the second book in the series. I do hope I get the opportunity to read the second book in the
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Paula  Phillips
Aug 31, 2014 rated it liked it
Divorced for five years and now with all her boys at school , Alex has decided to head back to College and finish her education as when she was younger - heading to College was one of her goals but family and commitments came first. What Alex didn't realise she would leave College with was a boyfriend and not just any boyfriend but someone who is a lot younger than her. Alex is thirty-three and a single mother to two boys and she has caught the attention of fellow classmate Mason Brooks. Mason h ...more
Lourdes
Aug 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Let the good times multiply. What I Really Learned in College, is an extremely entertaining book with a very interesting storyline. Addison Winters presented this romance in an originative and psychologically intriguing script. There are scenes in this book that are so arousing, they had me daydreaming!!!! i.e. If I was ensured to have even a smidgen of fun, as the heroine did, Man oh Man, I would have waited till I hit thirty to get my degree. Now let me tease you a bit about this wonderful sto ...more
Secret  Realm Reviews&Services
Aug 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I give this novel 4 stars!



This book was so good that I was mad when it had to end. Unique, witty, romantic, hot, juicy, and ON FIRE. The book is about Alex who is divorced with two children. She’s reached 30 or so years old, and has decided to go back to college. That caught my attention immediately.

I fell in love with this story rather quickly, because I felt it stood out above so many other books I’ve read. She’s a mother, divorced, and making a big decision.

So Alex heads to college, only to b
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Roxanne Kade
Oct 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
A fun and flirty read, this book was quite unique with its setup and the roles the characters played. Being the same age as Alex, I put myself in her shoes as she traversed each and every obstacle that came along with dating a younger guy, and there seemed to be many – Aside from the big age gap there was the fact that Alex was a mother, both Mason and Alex’s parent’s concern, Alex’s douche bag ex, and then of course the scrutiny of everyone else around them.




In the beginning I had to wonder what
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Paige Prince
Jun 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
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Nina Reed
Dec 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-review, reviewed
Alex Rose is looking to make some changes in her life. Going back to college seems like a good way to start. But what she gets is far more than she's expecting.

When she meets Mason Brooks, things really start to get interesting. Though there's no way a tryst with Mason will survive "the college years", the 21-year old is the perfect subject for a few psychology experiments. Can she turn him into the perfect lover? Will her heart survive the trial?

What I really Learned in College is delightful. T
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IndieReader
Oct 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was an overall impressive piece of erotic writing. Most of the erotica that I read is thin on story and character development, but not this book. The two main characters are well developed and interesting. You can definitely see the polish in this book.
The story follows the romance between a divorced mom returning to college and a typical 21 year old college boy. Addison Winters does not get stuck in the cougar stereotypes, because she examines and explores the relationship between the two
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Sherry Haynes
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When I finished the book....I had to say my response was OMG how long until I have to wait for next book? I am hooked on the story that I haven't read before or at least a version of a story I have never read before. (Which lets admit that don't happen a whole lot)

Within the beginning of the book there was a part where Alex (the lead female) stated "Sex is an awakening of the senses. The body is a playground to explore, with each of the senses. Sight, touch, smells, sounds and tastes are tantal
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Shari
Jul 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: other-alpha
I received this book from the author for an honest review.

What a refreshing change from Alpha Males! I really enjoyed this story and at times had to remind myself Mason is only 21 (yes, a few times I wanted to smack him around). Alex, at 32 has 2 children and a douche for an ex-husband. She meets Alex when she decides to do something for herself and go back to school to get her degree. Soon they spend time together helping each other with school work and Alex finally gives in to the draw she fee
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Cheryl Monette
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: done-reading
This is a book that was hard to put down and I read it in one day. Alex is an independent woman who had put her life on hold for her husband and then re-discovers just who she is after her divorce. Meeting Mason has sparked a life that even Alex didn't realized she craved. The twist and turns, up's and down's of their relationship keeps you cheering their relationship on and wanting more. Addison Winters adds just enough spice to keep your imagination on over drive and just when you think you ha ...more
Elusively Ella
Jul 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review*
When Alex decided to return to college as a 33 year old mom of two boys, the last thing she thought she'd be doing was seducing her 21 year old classmate. This fling was never supposed to last, but the sexual journey embarked upon by Alex and Mason is anything but casual. Overall, Addison Winters has a very intriguing story line that is well developed and written. The sex scenes were steamy and it was nice to have a well educated soccer mom
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Nicole Cooper
Jul 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review...

I absolutely loved this book. It was so much more intelligent than the typical books in this genre. I loves that, while the sex scenes were hot, there was so much more to the story. The relationship between Mason and Alex felt realistic and relatable. I found myself wondering, even after I set the book down, what would become of them in the future and whether they would be able to overcome their obstacles.
As a woman, I also
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Briana
May 28, 2016 rated it liked it
This was really boring to me. I think it had a plot that could have been good, but the author did not write it as good as I had hoped. It has much potential, so I will probably try to get the next book in the series, but no promises.

One of my pet peeves is authors who write books that drag on for pages and pages. That is what this author did throughout the entire book. To me it was annoying in a way. I almost was just about to stop reading but I kept going, and was still very annoyed.

Overall it
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Brandy Mahan
Jul 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I could not put this book down!! It grabbed me 1/2 way through the first chapter. The Author does an amazing job of describing the characters looks and personalities. I finished feeling like I knew them all personally. I can not wait to read the next book and see if it goes the direction I think it is going. Hurry with the release of book #2 in this series!!!!! :)
Jennifer
Jul 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was a light and fun read and I finished in about a day and a half. I thought it was a bit "jumpy" at times in the story telling, but overall I enjoyed it very much and will be keeping an eye out for the second book.
Chrissy Dyer
Mar 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Captivating, Romantic, Hot & Juicy!
Rachel
Jul 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved it! I found myself not wanting to put it down. I can't wait to see what's next. I just hope we don't have to wait too long.
Laura
Jul 29, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am giving this book 3 out of 5 because the writing lacked the ability to keep me entertained long enough to get past the first 10 chapters. It could have been my lack f understanding or the authors writing skills or maybe a little of both.
Kelsey Jordan
Jul 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm finding that authors are challenging my ability to say that I don't usually care for the heroine's in romance. Typically, I'm all about the alpha males. Maybe it's because Alex is closer to my age and more self-assured that I can relate to who her than other heroines in other novels who are typically in their early twenties and fumbling around for a sense of self.

Alex is a smart cookie who shows she can balance all the men in her life, even her arrogant ex-husband. With her two sons in tow,
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Addison Winters graduated from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis with a BS in psychology. She loves music, can be found “dancing” around her house when no one’s home, and is notorious for blowing the speakers out on her car. She’s been known to surprise her children with Jell-O balloon fights and to pull “devious” pranks on her friends. Addison enjoys playing basketball and softbal ...more
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