Lessons in Pure Life
Diego is a local whose surfer body and cool detachment make Lia ...more
I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher Tryst via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The expected publication date is April 6th 2015.
This is essentially a story about starting over, overcoming the past and sizzling attraction between two people. Exactly what I was looking for when I picked up this book. Fans of the NA genre will probably enjoy this story although it is a little tame compared to the average ...more
Our main characters, Lia and Diego were wonderful. They came with baggage. They had pasts. They had some things to work out. But the two of them together was electric. Lia’s fi ...more
it has been a long grey winter here in the uk. i have been longing for my southern sunshine and warm air with such a painful longing as spring has been relentlessly teasing its arrival for weeks. since it might be a few weeks before long sleeves and jackets can be put to bed, i thought what better way to feel the sun’s rays then in the pages of a hot and summery book. audrey o’connor’s debut novel lessons in pure life provided such an opportunity.
as i had no reference point for audrey’s books or ...more
Také milé prázdninové čítanie, pri ktorom som nemusela premýšľať a proste som oddychovala. Len mám taký pocit, že autorka občas zabudla na fakt, že nie všetci vedia po španielsky. :D
Where she comes across the mystery that is Diego Valverde. She has a strong attraction to him immediately.
Diego Valverde is mysterious and broody. This foreign woman who has come to teach English in his sister Genesis' school, and he seems unhappy about it.
He and Lia always seem to be brought together but a past and a family grudge with foreigners holds him back.
I really liked Lia. ...more
I won this book through GoodReads First Reads Giveaways.
Lessons in Pure Life is about a young woman name Emilia (Lia) who has just recently graduated college, and is going to move in with her cousin Katharine in Costa Rica, taking up a job teaching English to a variety of ages. Lia becomes very curious and interested in Diego, who appears stoic and cold to foreigners, hoping to get to know him better. Lia is also still ongoing recovery from exiting an abusive relationship with a college professo...more