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Lessons in Letting Go (Study Abroad #3)

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Ten minutes ago, I was just an American student studying abroad in Spain. But now? Now I’m a professional soccer player’s muse. His good luck charm...

Soccer star Rhys Maddox’s recovery from an injury isn’t going well—until one night with a beautiful American and a few terrible pick-up lines changes everything. With Laura at his side, he plays smarter, runs faster, and f
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Kindle Edition, 327 pages
Published December 12th 2016 by Peterson Paperbacks
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Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
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3 Couldn't Connect Stars...

I'll be honest I had a little trouble getting into this book. I've picked it up and put it down on several occasions. The writing was good and the plot flowed well. The sex scenes were steamy. The setting was wonderful.

So why just 3 stars? I just didn't like Rhys. He was a douchenoodle through most of the book. He does eventually get his head out of his ass, but by that time I was just sort of over him. Laura I did enjoy slightly better, but her character was ALL over
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Beatrice Masaluñga
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

For Laura Bennet, studying in Madrid is about self-improvement and exploring the beauty of Spain guided by her bucket list. Everything is organized and planned until Rhys Maddox came in the picture. He's a well-known Football player who recently came back after an injury. After their hook up, Rhys can't stay away and considered her as his lucky charm. As they hang out more, it progressed into a casual relationship. Laura adjusts
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Siobhan
Oct 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh gosh. All the feels. So many feels.

I can tell you right now this review will be long and overly gushy, thus I’m going to offer something different with this review. I’ll write a quick short one, no more than a paragraph, just so that you can get a general idea, and then I’ll give you all the feels in the rest of the review. Through this, you have the option to simply know what it is all about, or you can join me in the emotional rollercoaster as I try to organise my thoughts into something re
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Quinn's Quippy Quotes
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, own, paperback
5 Amazing Stars!!!!




To say that I've been dying to get my hands on this book is a bit of an understatement. I fell completely in love with this series when my fellow sister Shannon gifted me Spanish Lessons. Little did she know it was my first hit in my addiction.

I just love the whole concept of this series and adore it even more because the author is writing from her experience from her semester abroad. I loved the connection that she put into the first two novels, but it's even more apparent i
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Ari
Oct 29, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Original review: The Daydreaming Bookworm

*I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.*


I’ve been eagerly awaiting Rhys and Laura’s story after seeing snippets of them together in Lessons in Gravity and I needed to know more about these two. I also was excited because this is a sports romance and I’m such a sucker for a good sports romance novel, I can never pass on them!

Hoping to reinvent herself, Laura Bennet starts her new semester in Madrid letting go of excess baggag
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Jessica Peterson
Oct 18, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Like hot footballers (the European kind) and hotter sex scenes? Then you'll love my Study Abroad sports romance, LESSONS IN LETTING GO (Study Abroad #3). While this is the third book in my series, it can absolutely be read as a standalone. Check out the first three chapters on my website here.

Happy reading! Can't wait to know what you think of Rhys and Laura's story.
Shannon Moore
Dec 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
That ending though. <3
Review to come!
Polly
Nov 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

This was my first book from this author and over all it was pretty good.

Rhys is a superstar soccer player and Laura is the regular girl next door that meets him while studying abroad.

I think there were more things that didn't work for me in this book that did and thats why I went with 3.5. Their chemistry was off the charts and their steam was right up my alley.

However there were a few things that bugged me. Rhys is doing all of the fame and stuff for his family but he never visits
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Shweta Choudhary
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I felt connected to Laura because I'm also a person pleaser and I felt how she felt.I felt her struggle to be herself, to love freely and to have fun. I liked Rhys,too! I know he did many things but emotions can be our best friends and the worst enemies. I'm so glad regarding what happened towards the end. Nope. I'm not gonna tell you. You need to read cute, amazing, sexy filled with weird pick up lines to know what I'm talking about!! Highly recommended.
Deanna (A Novel Glimpse)
Note: I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an unbiased review.

I was so, so excited to hear the next book in Jessica Peterson’s Study Abroad series was going to be Rhys and Laura’s book! I’ve been waiting for their story ever since I met them in Spanish Lessons. The bits and pieces I got of them in the first two books really intrigued me.

Lessons in Letting Go was a great story, but it wasn’t exactly the story I was expecting. That’s not a bad thing, but it surprised me. I thought Le
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Amber at WickedGoodReads
They're finally here! Rhys and Laura are HERE!! *throws confetti*
OHHHHHH Jessica Peterson... what have you done? *flails arms around in a dramatic fashion*

Lessons in Letting Go is book number three in the Study Abroad series by smooth talking romance author Jessica Peterson. And honestly after Javier (book 2,) I was super skeptical that she could match the level of heat or depth of emotion that was attained in that story.
As with many things in life - I was wrong and I happily admit it. LILG was
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ellieisuhm
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jessica-peterson
Final Score - 5 Bucket List Worthy Stars!!!

Review to come...
Kaetrin
pre-ordered from Amazon.
Sara
Dec 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky enough to have Jessica Peterson email a request to review the first book in this series and that book, and ultimately this series, holds a special place in my heart. So, admittedly I'm a bit biased. That being said, here is my honest review.

Laura is under a lot of pressure, pressure that mostly comes from her own head. Pressure to conform, to be better, prettier, more successful. I think we can all find a little bit of ourselves in Laura and her insecurities. She is a different kind
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Christine Frieseke-Miller
This was the first book I've read by this author and I couldn't put it down. I finished it all in one day. There was something about Laura and Rhys that intrigued me. With that said....Rhys is the first male hero that after I finished the book, I love him, but I hate him, too. Both he and Laura live for other people. What they do in every day life is about making others happy, not themselves. When they first get together, Rhys just takes from Laura. She is his good luck charm and even though she ...more
Lisa  Montgomery
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the characterization for the hero, Rhys Maddox, but I cannot say the same for the heroine, Laura Bennet. [Note that her last name is "Bennet" and she is "Laura," but not "Lizzy," and Laura attends Meryton University. If this book was meant to be a modern day "Pride and Prejudice," it missed the mark.] That may be my reason for not hating the book, but certainly finding it in search of an identity. Mayhap I thought it was to be a modern P&P and was persuaded in that manner.
Laura is
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Kerry Baker
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After surprisingly enjoying the second book of the series as much as I did I was excited to get started straight away on this one. At first I hated this book. I found Rhys to be selfish and disliked him intensely although not as much as I hated Laura. She just stood back and allowed Rhys to take what he wanted.
I stuck with it though, despite wanting to put it down a few times, and than god I did. This is my favourite book of the series so far, by a mile. I loved how much Laura grew a backbone an
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Noelle Pierce
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First, this book spans several months, so it tends to jump in time more than the other two books in the series have. What I liked about that is that it showed that not all character growth happens quickly, and sometimes we backtrack before we get it right.

Love, love, love Rhys!! We all have preconceptions about professional sports players, and Peterson has created a fictional bad-boy footballer whom I will be revisiting again and again. I think what I liked most about him was that he was a relat
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BCD Book Review - Rachel & Jen
Amount of sex 4 / 5
How explicit 4 / 5
Romance 4 / 5
OVERALL 4 / 5

Laura Bennet is super excited to begin her semester abroad in Spain. She creates a bucket list of different activities she would like to accomplish while there. She then meets the hot and sexy Welsh Footballer, Rhys Maddox, who plays for the Madrid team. Rhys has just recovered from a knee injury and hasn’t gotten his game back. His coach, agent, and team all are concerned if he ever will get it back. Having a lot on his shoulders, R
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Heather
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: nope, dnf
I DNF’d around 15%

I usually just don’t bother with college age main characters... I’m in the mood for soccer/football (proper football) stories and I thought maybe I could soldier through the college age heroine thing.

Nope. I find her annoying and I don’t want to bother.

So if you’re checking to see why this isn’t all that helpful.

Also... the author writes at least the French teammate in this awful dialectic transcription that I found annoying. It was a lot of little things that annoyed me
Erin
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Meh ... it’s too bad because the first two books in this series were really good! But this one I just skimmed.
It’s predictable and it was hard to get over her seeming like a “cleat chaser” and obsessed fan initially. Instead read AMY DAWS football series (THE CHALLENGE, ENDURANCE, KEEPER, SURRENDER, and DOMINATE).
Lindsay Studstill
Wowwwww this book gave me anxiety in the beginning but that said I found because of this I couldn’t put it down. I had to read the whole thing start to finish in like 3 hours because I HAD to know if things worked out. After all of the anxiety disappeared I actually really enjoyed this book. The story turned out extremely cute and I loved it.
Quinn Fforde
Nov 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are some plot holes and inconsistencies, but the emotion between the H and h kept me reading.
Max
Nov 01, 2017 rated it liked it
The drama is just ridiculous.

But I’m hooked.

I’m just ridiculous.
Rebecca
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!!

Omg, I'm new to Jessica Peterson, but I have to say, after reading this book I am having a hard time deciding which of her books is my favorite....
Lisa
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An emotional roller-coaster, in a good way (mostly)!
Monica A.
Predictable, but a cute and light read nonetheless!
Jenn
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of this book from the author.

This was an amazing book, and it held a really important message within it's pages. Being "perfect" will never make you happy, being true to yourself is what will bring you real happiness.

Laura always tried to be "perfect". The perfect girlfriend, with the perfect looks, and the perfect body. When she realized how unhappy she was with herself she tried to make a change when she got to Madrid, but old habits die hard, and when she starts to fall in
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The Lusty Literate
2.5/3 Stars | Hot Steam

I really enjoyed the first two novels in this series and couldn't wait for a new heroine to enjoy and a hero to drool over in LESSON IN LETTING GO. Regrettably, Laura and Rhys's story fell short for me. I couldn't connect with Laura (I get too easily frustrated with heroines who require convincing—again and again—of their physical beauty. Where's the fantasy in that? Rhys' wasn't the fantasy either. He's shallow, superficial, and so freaking obtuse for WAY TOO LONG. When h
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Jessica Peterson began reading romance to escape the decidedly unromantic awkwardness of her teenage years. Having found solace in the likes of Mr. Darcy, Jamie Fraser (OMG love the gingers!), and Edward Cullen, it wasn’t long before she began creating tall, dark and handsome heroes of her own.

She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, Mr. Peterson, and her smelly Goldendoodle Marth
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Other books in the series

Study Abroad (4 books)
  • Spanish Lessons (Study Abroad, #1)
  • Lessons in Gravity (Study Abroad, #2)
  • Lessons in Losing It (Study Abroad #4)