Lessons in Love

This is a new adult romance series about going away to college and falling in love for the very first time. While there is character overlap, each story in the series is a standalone with no cliffhangers, and each story has its own happy ending.


First to Fall First to Burn First to Heal First to Dare


First to Fall  

First to Fall

Published: August 6, 2015 by Olivia Blake

It takes only one day at college for life to throw a wrench in Alyssa's plans. When she walks into the quirky used bookstore just off campus she expects to find a few old paperbacks, not to lose her head over the store's sexy owner - and Kyle is way out of her league, the kind of sex-on-a-stick bad boy who would never give a girl like her a second thought. Or would he? There's nothing Alyssa loves more than a good challenge, and this one promises to be a lot more exciting than running for class president. She just wants to make Kyle notice her, that's all - to see her as a woman. How hard can that be? She'll stop before she gets in over her head. But she can't get those smoldering brown eyes and sinful smile out of her mind, and she keeps imagining his full, soft lips hovering a breath away from her own.

Would kissing him really be so dangerous?

Kyle doesn't do sweet and innocent. He certainly doesn't mess with the kind of college girls who will still be getting carded when they're forty. But one look at Alyssa's smile is enough to shake him, and he can't seem to make himself push her away. It's a mistake and he knows it - he's too old for her, she's not remotely his type, and he's not into relationships - but she's under his skin like no other woman has ever managed before. He knows he can't have her, but maybe he can have just a little taste? He can always stop, any time he wants to, before he gets in too deep with her. What can it hurt? Just one kiss, and then he can stop. Can't he?

Would kissing her really be so dangerous?

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First to Burn  

First to Burn

Published: August 13, 2015 by Olivia Blake

Falling flat on your butt in the mud in front of the groom's older brother is not the best way to make a first impression at a wedding. Kimberly expects the weekend to go downhill from there, but Colin turns a horrible experience into something she can laugh about, and before long she's spending far more time with him than is good for her. While the sexy fireman puts out burning buildings during the day, he's notorious for setting the sheets on fire at night with any woman who catches his eye, and Kimberly has no intention of being another notch on his bedpost. But is there really anything wrong with flirting a little with the blue-eyed fireman? After all, she hardly knows him and she's really not interested in him that way. And it might be fun to see if he makes a move. Not that she really wants him to or anything. She just wants to see if he will.

Lusting over his scrumptious body a little and enjoying his teasing wouldn’t hurt anything, right?

Colin can't explain his sudden fascination with the pretty, young bridesmaid. She's nothing like the women he usually goes for - flashy and experienced and unlikely to get their feelings hurt if he forgets to call them later. Maybe it's the way that she manages to look both sweetly innocent and completely delectable at the same time. Or maybe it's because making her blush is a lot more fun than trading tired sexual innuendos with other women. It was all supposed to be fun, just a little harmless flirting to pass the time while he's stuck at his brother's wedding. Each time he gazes into those honey-gold eyes his restraint slips a little further, though, and despite his best intentions to keep his hands off he's almost kissed her twice already. And why not? What's wrong with giving a pretty girl a simple kiss? But would kissing her really be simple at all?

Something told him that he was going to kiss her anyway, though.

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First to Heal  

First to Heal

Published: August 20, 2015 by Olivia Blake

For as long as Paige can remember she has wanted to be a librarian - unfortunately she’s pretty sure she’s going to end up a blue-haired spinster one with a house full of cats. All of that changes in an instant when Rhys comes within a breath of kissing her in the Special Collections department. The sexy ex-Army captain has been wounded in body and soul, but Paige believes she can heal him if he'll only give her a chance. Getting him to give her that chance is the tricky part, though, since Rhys is convinced he's all wrong for her and is doing his best to keep her at arm's length. And what if he's right? Is she really ready for this? How can you want someone so much that you ache from it, but be so afraid of it at the same time? But she decided the first day that she met him and felt that first stab of wanting that she would not allow fear to govern her where he was concerned. This is what she wants.

He was hers—even if he didn’t quite know it, yet.

What would have happened if he had gone through with that kiss? For all her youth and innocence, Paige is proving irresistible. There has never been a woman he wanted this badly, who consumes his every waking moment this way. But he's all wrong for her - too old, too wrecked, too jaded. How can it be right to saddle a girl like Paige, who has hardly experienced life at all and still has everything ahead of her, with a man who is already broken? Offering her any encouragement is a terrible idea, and every time they're near each other is like throwing lit matches towards a puddle of gasoline. He has absolutely no business getting involved with her, no matter how badly he wants to be her first at all those things he figures she hasn't come anywhere close to doing yet. And deep down he knows that what he really wants is to be her only - the only man ever to have her, to touch her.

Paige had already claimed him, even if he wouldn’t admit it to himself.

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First to Dare  

First to Dare

Published: September 4, 2015 by Olivia Blake
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Working at the music store was Lisa's dream job. Unfortunately she seems to attract customers determined to turn it into a living hell. First of all there's Jacob. The tattoo artist from the shop next door hasn't stopped hitting on her in weeks, and doesn't seem to understand the word 'no.' Then there's the new guy, the arrogant jerk who shows her up in front of everyone in the store. After dealing with Jacob's lewd advances, the last thing she needs is to be kicked in the ego. Still, the guy is seriously cute. If you like the type. Which she doesn't. At all. But when she runs into him again at her favorite club he looks better than ever. Turns out he has a nice butt, too. It's almost a shame that he's not her type.

But the butterflies which exploded in her stomach didn’t seem to care.

The petite Goth girl isn't Duncan's type at all, but he can't get her electric blue eyes out of his head. Aside from being wickedly sexy, her quick wit and razor sharp tongue set him off like no other woman he's ever met. She's smart and she's got attitude and she needs someone who is her match. Fortunately for her he knows someone who just happens to fit the job description. Now all he has to do is convince her to give him a chance, even if it's against her better judgment. Of course that's just the beginning of his problems. Duncan has a secret, and if Lisa finds out it could spoil everything. His only hope is to keep her in the dark until she's in deep enough to accept him for who he really is.

He has to tell her the truth, but it gets harder with each passing day to take the chance of losing her.

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