This book proves that I am not a cold hearted grinch and I can actually enjoy a sweet NA story. Love Lessons was well done, and the characters had real and relatable problems.
True story - at Disneyland, little girls often dress up as princesses. There is even a place in Fantasyland called Bibbity Bobbity Boutique where they can get their hair done. The princess-dos are horrible glitter laden headache inducing tight buns. If the parents are feeling really flush, they spring for absurd extensions. Peek behind the spoiler if you must...
...But I digress. Once at Disneyland, hanging out near Small World, I spotted a little boy dressed as a prince, with epaulets on his jacket and hair tastefully gelled. He was adorbs, and I loved that his parents indulged his princely desires. I pictured Kelly as a grown up version of this little Disney prince, with loving supportive parents who want him to chase his dreams.
I also loved that neither Kelly nor Walter were one-note characters. They had depth and they evolved. They dealt with their issues in a meaningful way. And they took things reasonably slow. Most of all, I felt their connection and it was sweet. Oh gawd... listen to me. I better go read something nasty and dark now.
Audiobook note - Iggy Toma, excellent narrator, and I am sure it contributed my positive impression of the book. I give 5 stars to the narration. Also, this was my first mm audiobook that I have found at the library. Way to go LAPL! I have been checking out mm ebooks from the library for the past couple of years, but till now, the audiobooks have been mostly non-existent.