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It's nice to know I am capable of enjoying a sweet story

Love Lessons - Heidi Cullinan
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...
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...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.