Learning Curves

Learning Curves Leanne Galloway has no time for dating her focus is on launching her academic career Dragged along to her childhood frenemy Gillian s bachelorette party at a male strip club she just wants to get thr

  • Title: Learning Curves
  • Author: Elyse Mady
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Leanne Galloway has no time for dating her focus is on launching her academic career Dragged along to her childhood frenemy Gillian s bachelorette party at a male strip club, she just wants to get through the evening but she can t help interfering when Gillian sends a note to a sexy dancer proposing a hot hookup.Brandon Myles is working backstage at the Foxe s Den to funLeanne Galloway has no time for dating her focus is on launching her academic career Dragged along to her childhood frenemy Gillian s bachelorette party at a male strip club, she just wants to get through the evening but she can t help interfering when Gillian sends a note to a sexy dancer proposing a hot hookup.Brandon Myles is working backstage at the Foxe s Den to fund his post graduate studies in dance, but he s forced onstage when the headliner fails to show up He feels a surprisingly strong connection with a quiet woman watching from a table full of tipsy bridesmaids, and he s delighted when she appears backstage after his set.After a scorching spontaneous encounter, Leanne and Brandon agree to go their separate ways But they re both grad students on a small campus, and avoiding each other and denying their attraction won t work for long, especially when a jealous rival appears, determined to ruin both their academic careers.

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    About "Elyse Mady"

    1. Elyse Mady

      An enthusiastic and voracious reader of everything from 18th century novels to misplaced cereal boxes, Elyse has worked as a freelance magazine writer for the past several years.Her first work of fiction, The Debutante s Dilemma, was published by Carina Press in the fall of 2010 Her first contemporary romance, Learning Curves was published in June, 2011In addition to her writing commitments, Elyse also teaches film and literature at a local community college In her free time she enjoys well, enjoys might be too strong a word perhaps pursues with dogged determination would be better never ending renovations on their century cottage with her intrepid husband and two boys.With her excellent writerly imagination, she one day dreams of topping the NY Times Bestseller s List and reclaiming her pre kid body without the bother of either sit ups or the denunciation of ice cream.

    503 thoughts on “Learning Curves”

    1. I have to admit, I really enjoyed this contemporary romance, which was provided to me through netgalley.It avoids most of the things that normally turn me away from contemporaries, like perfect protagonists, whom I can't relate to, with perfect careers, which only take an unpleasant turn for the worse during the story, only to be turned around at the end, and perfect butts and perfect hair. I also find that the heroine's mother and/or her BFF seem to play a disproportionately large role in a con [...]


    2. 2 STARS Seriously where are all the good stripper/hooker books? Everything that I've read have been a miss for me.This actually started out pretty well. While written in third person POV, there was a distinct variety to the narrative when the focus shifts from Leanne to Brandon. I thought it was pretty clever, as if the characters themselves were telling the story:"He was putting words in her mouth. Butcher, baker, candlestick maker—it didn’t matter what he did. What mattered were the conseq [...]


    3. Leanne: Intelligent. Loyal. Beautiful. Relatable. Leanne follows the rules and never loses her sight on her career goal. She has spent almost ten years chasing her dreams with a life of mind. A Walter's prize win is a golden ticket for her to apply a tenured track "trinity" in teaching, research, and service in Ivy League-a very difficult task to achieve. I think the academic politic playing out in the storyline is pretty realistic. It is understandable why she is reluctant to be involved with B [...]


    4. This book is hot but that's not why I liked it. I liked it because even though it's short, it has a lot of substance. It's a wonderful and emotional story, you get to know the characters really well, and you root for the two of them to get their happy ending.Brandon is not a typical player, that's the first thing you learn about him. He doesn't really like the meaningless sex. He is smart and has high academic ambitions, and I loved his passion for dance. He has this easy charm that makes him ve [...]


    5. My Review:Do you know how there are some books that are so well-written for your psyche that you don't even consider the fact that you are reading? You are completely transported into the world within the pages. For me, this was one of those books. Something about the way that this book was written connected for me and took me completely into the text and story. I loved it.Neither Brandon nor Leanne were looking for love. Heck, neither one of them was even looking for a one-night stand either. A [...]


    6. Leanne is a professional student. After achieveing her Bachelor's and Master's degree's, she further's her studies by going into grad school. Leanne is quite the student and is up for a presigious academic award. Even though Leanne is content in her life and studies, she cannot escape the constant nagging from her mother, a former beauty queen, to glam up her life. On top of constant harrassment from her mom, she's constantly compared to her childhood frenemy, Gillian. Because Leanne's mom and G [...]


    7. Consider what it would be like to go through your entire life knowing that you had been a disappointment to your mother. What would it feel like to know that she didn't even notice when others around her--her family's friends and even those closest to her parents as long-term friends--put you down and handed out oblique insults that your academic pursuits somehow put you in a category of dull, plain, and unable to attract the attentions of the important people? That was the life experience of Le [...]


    8. Originally posted here: thebookpushers/2011/06/22/Publisher: Carina PressPublish Date: Out NowHow I got this book: NetGalleyI loved the look of this new contemporary, brainiac woman who finds herself falling for an equally intelligent and sensual guy. What’s not to love about that? While I enjoyed it, there were some things that just didn’t quite work for me.Leanne is working on her PhD, getting ready to defend her thesis, and is in the running for the super prestigious academic achievement [...]


    9. This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.Expected Release Date: June 20, 2011 (Available Now!)Publisher: HarlequinImprint: Carina PressAuthor’s Website: elysemady.wordpress/My Source for This Book: NetgalleyPart of a Series: NoSeries Best Read In Order: N/ASteam Level: HotYou know, it's been a long time since I've read a straight up contemporary romance, and I'd forgotten just how good they could be. There are no billionaire moguls and their virginal brides [...]


    10. Quick Take:The premise may not feel absolutely fresh and original, nor does the supporting cast of characters or major plot dilemma. But what the book does it does well, providing an outrageously sweet romantic tale. And man, what an opening act!ReviewBut really, the damn book has sweetness in spades. The premise is rather straightforward, though it might cause a little niggling of familiarity at the corners of your brain (freewheeling guy with immense talent strips to pay the bills; meets uptig [...]


    11. 4.5 out of 5. An erotic novel that is far more than just the erotic content! This is a story that has so much going on with the main characters and the cast of supporting characters give life and depth to the relationship between these two people who have been kicked around by life even though their family contexts are significantly different. It is a story that brings the reader into the experiences of two people, both of whom are seeking to reach goals where they can feel whole, appreciated fo [...]


    12. Originally published at: whippedcream2/201I’m in love. It’s as simple as that. What’s his name? Brandon. I just can’t stop thinking about him, he’s absolutely gorgeous. Not only does he have a great physique but he’s caring, sweet, tender, confident but not stuck up and thoughtful. Sigh. He’s almost perfect. He has a few flaws, of course. He’s scared of relationships and thinks his heart is made of stone. His other flaw? He’s in love with someone else, the main character of Lea [...]


    13. I picked this book up in e-book format when I didn't have access to my paperback I was currently working on. I am so glad to have found this author. This book was beautifully written. Fun, sexy, emotional read. I loved the characters instantly. I definitely could read more about them.


    14. I love the title of this book!And it has been so long since I really liked one. I mean, let us be real-most books have really silly titles. A phrase that is used once in the whole book? Or maybe some pointer to the plot that is so painfully obvious I cringe every time I think of it, is even more frequent? I do not know. But the end result is the same- I hate them.You know those silly titles like 'The very dark very tragic past of Lord so and so'? I get bored mentioning them to people. Eventually [...]


    15. I was in the mood for a little romance, and luckily, I received this ARC just in time. Book readers, I know you understand it when I say that sometimes, you just want something a little on the tall, dark, and dreamy side. Yes?Leanne Galloway is the workaholic that almost every woman I know represents. She works hard and sacrifices a lot to obtain her academic and career goals. She has put a lot on the line to further her career. Leanne is working towards completing her doctoral studies and hopes [...]


    16. obsessionwithbooksLearning Curves was kindly provided to me by Netgalley for Carina PressVIEW: 3 out of 5 StarsLeanne Galloway is a quiet, introspective writer and academic who is forced to attend her frenemy Gillian’s, bachelorette party at a strip club - a place so out of her comfort zone until she sets her eyes on the gorgeous stripper on stage, she is captured by him and feels things she hasn’t felt in a long time.Brandon Myles is working backstage at the Foxe’s Den, an all male review [...]


    17. The fantasy of a male strip club is what might happen if you were alone with one of the men. But what if you actually found yourself in that situation? Me, I'd probably blush and run out the door. But Elyse Mady doesn't disappoint her readers when she brings this fantasy out in Learning Curves. Leanne takes the opportunity and runs with it when Brandon corners her in the dressing room after his performance. What better way to start off a novel than with a steamy hot sex scene between a delicious [...]


    18. LEARNING CURVES by Elyse Mady06/11 - Carina Press – eBook, File Size: 811 KBShould love be one of your life goals?Leanne Galloway sees herself as an academic rising star but a feminine failure. Her mother wanted beauty pageants and all things that are glitz and glitter and Leanne provided post doc work. Leanne liked her life but was lonely and at the least likely place she could ever imagine she finds a connection to a man she should not want but has to have.Brandon Myles is working as a male [...]


    19. This review was originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick I honestly don't know how I finished this book or even why. This book had me so frustrated that I put it down a numerous amount of times. I kept picking it up hoping that it would get better. Sadly, I was wrong. This book was just all over the place. I also had a lot of trouble connecting to the characters.The character Leanne was just all over the place. When we are first introduced to her she seems very timid and worries about hurt [...]


    20. I really liked Leanne and Brandon's story, although it felt more like a novella than a novel, despite its length. Ms. Mady has a way of crafting relatable and entertaining scenes, although I have to say that Gillian was such a total bitch that she was almost unbelievable. Can anybody really be that vile? Possibly, but as a villain, such an unlikeable character was too over-the-top. Likewise, while her comuppence was pretty entertaining, it didn't ring true at all.There were a lot of unresolved i [...]


    21. Cute story. I must admit that I didn't quite connect with the first part of the book because I've never seen an male exotic dance show in real life. I've only ever seen it on really bad TV and unfortunately that is what I was thinking about when the author was describing Brandon's dancing. (stupid brain and giggle attack) I did like Brandon a lot and I liked Leanne too. I just found that some of the other characters were so predictable. You have the beauty-queen mother who is not understanding o [...]


    22. Reviewed at: Over A Cuppa TeaDate reviewed: 23 June 2011Review link: cleffairy/?p=5584Ohhhhh! Wow! This is a very, very hot and sexy read. Sure, there’s a lot of bumps along the way in ‘Learning Curves’, but boy, this book is intriguing and absolutely fascinating as it moves along. This is my kind of book. Lesson learned, indefinitely.Storyline was fast, original, and sexy to boot apart from being very emotional and educational. I was looking for something different than those betrayal and [...]


    23. I really liked Learning Curves. I could really relate to Leanne, because we have similar personality types. I found the story to be very typical of a romance novel; it did not feel like there was anything new to it. I did find that I liked some of the irony in some places, and I liked the character of Brandon. I found Gillian to be appropriately hateable and found she was a good source of friction in the story. I loved that Leanne’s father was such a strong and supporting figure. It is nice to [...]


    24. Book: Learning Curves by Elyse MadyPublished by: Carina Press on 6/20/11Received by: NetgalleyLeanne is a workaholic who has put everything in her life on the back burner to further her career. But for one night she puts that aside to attend a bachelorette party for her mother's godchild/childhood enemy. While withstanding constant underhanded comments at the strip club, she sees a man who makes her forget everything. Love at first sight or an animalistic attraction? Either way her world isn't t [...]


    25. I wasn't sure about this novella when I first got it, but wow it is a hot tail of acceptance and perception. I love Leanne and Brandon and was happy with the outcome where Gillian was concerned. This is a skilfully written short story that had be rooting for Leanne from the start. I really liked how Elyse Mady stayed clear of the obvious stereotypes and so made the novella so much more enjoyable. This will be defiantly be going on my recommend list and I will be keeping an eye out for more title [...]


    26. Wow! This book definitely pulled me out of my recent "meh" reading zone. It was fantastic: steamy yet emotional, and definitely had some deeper meaning. Great writing, good plot and wonderful characters and story! I was blown away, stayed up until 2:30 am to finish reading it, it was that good! Detailed review will be posted soon, I just wanted to leave a short "first impression review" until then. IF you like steamy romance, you should check this one out, you'll love it!


    27. Loved this story. Great twist with a male stripper. I loved the growing relationship between the H/h and how the bad person got their just desserts in the end. The sex was hot but the hero was truly a caring guy as well as being sexy as hell.Great story with a nice HEA.I'd like to read more from this author.***Received this as an ARC from NetGalley***


    28. Oh my!Very steamy, and the guy was perfect in every way-- even just damaged enough for her to have some work to doBeyond that, I have no idea what to make of this book. I guess I don't read this kind of romance novel all that often, and don't really know the norms of the genre.



    29. Hee, this was a fun read.I really should set a limit on how many slighty-trashy romance novels I read in a week though. I seem to have a real addiction lately.


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