Learning to Heal

Learning to Heal

by R. D. Cole


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ISBN-13: 9780991289417
Publisher: R.D Cole Author
Publication date: 02/04/2014
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

My name is Robin and I live in Alabama. I grew up an army brat and traveled a lot until we finally settled down along the Gulf Coast when I was 4. My husband is 9 years younger so I guess that makes me a COUGAR. I have a little girl who is 9 and is blind as well as autistic. My life is not boring with them two in it. Believe me.
I have always loved creating and I would constantly draw on my walls. I love painting and reading. Writing is something I wanted to do but didn't think I could, until I woke up at three a.m. a few months back and started writing. Life has a way of throwing rocks at you and putting cracks in your soul. Either you can duck and cover or you can make something beautiful from the cracks.

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Learning to Heal 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
booboo2004 More than 1 year ago
This is a great story of love and friendship. Six friends who finally become 3 couples in love. Lots of tragedy, lots of scary past interruptions and lots of falling in love. Loved it! <3
Book_worms77 More than 1 year ago
This review was left by Melissa a Book Worms Reviewer. Thank you Melissa  Jasmine Coleman is a bubbly, energetic person in her first year of college. With  her best friend and her brother in love, Jazz wants a little of that for herself.  Which she thinks she finds in her Biology professor. Of course what they have is  real, right? When Jazz finds herself left alone and pregnant by a lying,  cheating married man she feels her life has ended. That is until her friend  Mason steps in and claims to be the father unbeknownst to her family. Shy,  quiet,  Mason has loved Jazz from the moment he saw Jazz's picture and if he can  only be her best friend then that's what he'll take, even if he wants more. Not  only is Jazz having to deal with being pregnant, medical condition, and dealing  with new feelings for Mason she doesn't have much room in her life to deal with  Mason's crazy ex, the crazy professor, and the different families. What's a girl  to do? So.... I loved this book I think almost more than the first, but I'm not sure. I love  me some Jax, but there is something just sweet and special about Mason. Any  good man that would step up and make that kind of commitment to a girl is just  fabulous. This book was amazing. It shows the strength that Jazz has and the  character of Mason. Mason showed Jazz that there are men out there willing to  stand by them through everything and he does. This book gets a 5 stars. Found very few editing issues, the story flowed again  just loved the characters. Very excited for everyone to read this book. 
chucha_13 More than 1 year ago
The first time shy, geeky Mason was smitten with a photo of Jazz – I just knew she was IT for him. Jazz was the life of the party, the girl everyone wants to have friends with, she was outgoing, pretty and filled with self-confidence, even I was drawn to this girl the first time she was introduced in book 1. How much more Mason? But behind this full of life exterior is a girl who’s self-esteem has struck low. The guy whom she thought loved her, was a stupid mistake who only wanted one thing for her. Now, she’s reaping the consequences alone. Until Mason came to save her. Mason is a quiet, shy computer geek who loves his family and knows how to make awesome fake IDs. He wasn’t really the boyfriend material, he’s more of a friend. His social life is almost non-existence since he was helping his single mother with her sister. Who doesn’t love a smart, responsible guy?! I think Mason’s strongest moment is when he stood up in that table and claimed the responsibility. I was so cheering for him then. I can’t believe he had it in him. I knew Jax would flip out and would probably give him a shiner, but he doesn’t care. He wanted this girl, and this was his opportunity to show her how much she meant to him. He was her best friend, besides Trudy who was now busy with Jax. She can tell him about anything, but when she viewed him differently and she starts to squirm around him, blaming all her libido spike to pregnancy hormones, Jazz knew decisions, and relationship shifts will have to be made. But old flames starts to spread havocs in their lives, and some secrets are just too big to be kept – will their love be strong enough to surpass this? Opposite attracts, these two are the perfect for each other. They complement and complete one another. What is more perfect is that both of them started out as friends. They knew each other, before they did each other. Mason didn’t question her about things she wasn’t ready to answer, and for that she was thankful. He accepted her as a whole, scars and all, and he made her feel beautiful – I know it was only a matter of time till she fall for him. The old gang is still there, if you think David is crazy, wait till you meet Ryan and Cory. And Lyric (the guy in book 3) is also introduced. Mason and Jazz surely owed him a lot after what he did for him. He really can do anything, but he still can give me chills (creepy and exciting kind). I can’t wait for his story! Unexpected friendships were formed – I thought it was far-fetched and she wouldn’t understand, but she did and she didn’t blame Jazz for what happened. If you think you enjoyed the first book in the series, wait till you read this Jazz’s Story. This story tells us that true love can be patient, forgiving, will accept you for all your imperfections and doesn’t expect anything in return. Jazz and Mason shared a love so true it surpassed a lot of bumps in the road before they had their HEA. I simply loved it, and will gladly recommend this book, and series to friends! "I guess love is the ultimate super power because I’d take on the world just to make her happy." ¿Complimentary Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.¿
nancy-h_ More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful story of a young girl and her choices. Jazz is a strong girl who trusted the wrong man and finds the right man was there all along. This is a very believable, heart wrenching story. R. D. Cole did an amazing job of creating the love between Jazz and Mason. Its a feel good type of book.
lucy0326 More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with this book mainly because of Mason!!  I loved Jazz in the first book (Learning to Live)  because she is such a lovable character.  In this book you get to see the side of her that shows that she isnt just another popular rich girl.  She has feelings and insecurities just like everyone else.  Now for Mason, (sigh) I love the cute dorky underdog.  He isnt the popular alpha male like Jax was in the first book, he's more of the quiet shy type that will support you in everything, which he proves in this book.  I love how he is with his sister Grace and how he isnt afraid to show his soft side.  I fell in love with him the same way Jazz did.  He is the best friend you could want in a partner.  R.D. Cole out did herself with this story and I hope read more of her books in the future
MeganRC More than 1 year ago
Oh my! I was literally sitting on the edge of my seat reading as fast as I could so I could find out what was going to happen in this story. I was immediately captivated. The characters were great and the story line was well written. Mason and Jazz are a great couple. Total opposites in many ways but together they complement each other really well. Mason is quiet and very smart, especially when it comes to anything technical or mechanical. He’s sweet yet built sexy as hell. Jazz is feisty and despite her insecurities, I really liked her. She had me laughing a couple of times. Their group of friends and family were really great too. All of the characters had their own individual personalities and they felt like real people I was ready about. The story was well plotted and it transitioned from one scene to the next very smoothly. The great characters and fantastic story line came together for another excellent book in the Learning Series. I really can’t wait to read more in the series. This gets a solid 5 out of 5 stars!
CrystalMarie218 More than 1 year ago
Well I was totally hooked with the first book Learning To Live in this series. Jax and Tru won my heart and I adored Jazz........the first books ending was an OMG moment when Jazz announced so casually she was pregnant at Thanksgiving dinner. So I have been dying for this book to come out so we can see what happens with Jazz and her baby. Jazz being 19, adopted by a loving family as a child, she had a serious heart condition that kept her from living the life of a normal child. Now after having an affair with her college professor she not only learns she is pregnant but that he is married with children at home. This crushes her but that little spit fire knows she can raise this baby on her own. She knows that she is going to have to face risks with this pregnancy because of her heart and trust me I had heart stopping moments during her pregnancy. What she didn't count on is her good friend Mason was going to step up and be by her side. Mason knowing that Jazz was scared to death, decided she wouldn't go through this alone. He is an upstanding young man, I just loved him in the first book. His mom is single works two jobs to help support him and his little sister who has some challenges. He goes to college and basically raises his little sister while his mom is at work. He was told his father died in the war and that his little sisters father just left them because he couldn't handle the pressures of being a dad. Mason didn't have a childhood, he became the man of the house early. He was sure he could make sure Jazz's child wasn't going to suffer not having a daddy figure and Jazz was NOT going to struggle like his mother did being a single mom. The author once again takes us on a journey that has so many twists and turns, I was at times clutching my kindle so hard because I just couldn't believe what happen next. Jazz had me laughing with her wise cracking attitude and come backs, then she had me in tears when she realized what being a mom was all about. I felt such empathy watching Tru come to terms with her best friend being pregnant and coming clean with the loss of her own son in the first book. Mason melted my heart with his determination to love Jazz and I wanted to beat those who had hurt him when the truth came out about his father. Jax, oh he is such the perfect big brother. I just love this family so much. Now as with every book so far in this series the author gives us another cliff hanger that leaves us begging for more. She didn't disappoint us with this one. I was touching my kindle screen over and over praying there would be another page, just one more hint as to what happens next. I have already touched on the brilliant character development in this book, but her plots are just awesome. She can take a story that many just neglect to pay attention to in real life and bring it to life. The issues she addresses in this one such as forgiveness not only to those who have destroyed families with cheating and lies but also forgiving yourself when you get caught up in those lies is very strong. The power of love that a person can have for a child that isn't even their own, such as Jax and Jazz adoptive parents and Mason who tries to be a real daddy figure is just so touching and inspiring. I so love this series and this author. I can hardly wait for the next one to see how many tissues I am going to need again. Reviewed by Tbird for Crystal's Many Reviewers *ARC provided for honest review*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, loved learning to live and now i love learning to heal. This is a wonderful series and the author is kick ass :) can't wait for the next one!! Oh and these can be stand alone novels but each one does tie somewhat into each other!
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Real people real stories.
JRCook1 More than 1 year ago
If Learning to Live, brought me life, then Learning to Heal brought me healing. I have to say I fell in love with this series even more after reading Learning to Heal. Learning to Live broke me open in so many different ways, not only did you mourn along with Trudy but you cried in her highs and lows. And for me Learning to Heal was the same caliber of book but on a totally new level. You got to see 2 broken people come together and become whole again. Mason stole my heart from the beginning, and by the time this book is over you will love and understand Jazz that much more. Ok here it is, I LOVE this story! Right now I’m speechless, and for me that’s a big deal, I always have things to say. But with that being said I LOVE it when books leave me feeling that way. Not all of them do that but this entire series seems to leave me feeling that way and for totally different but yet both positive reasons. I was enthralled with the journey you get to take into Jazz & Mason’s world. Learning to Heal picks up at Thanksgiving Dinner with Jazz throwing everyone for a loop. When the dust settles you find yourself really getting to know Mason, and his feelings for Jazz. It’s not hard to understand how Mason could love Jazz not even really knowing her, he is just that type of person. Innocent would be the word that comes to mind but that’s really not the right one … HMMMM maybe well intentioned describes him better. But he steps in and becomes Jazz’s rock deciding that he will take what he can get, and trusting in time she will come to love him. Jazz is pretty certain at first that Mason is just a little nuts, who and why would someone try and take care of her and how they could love her she didn’t really understand. Jazz is a broken woman, and for more reasons that one. And she has become so good at hiding her insecurities that no one really notices them until she is left exposed. And that’s where this story really begins. On the journey that you wont be able to predict. I think that’s my favorite thing about R.D. Cole’s books just when you think you can see what comes she side swipes you and it hits you from a different direction. It was a story that I couldn’t really put down, hence the fact that I read it in a day. There were multiple times in this book when I held my breath going that couldn’t of happened oh, no what's next? And then I was pulled to the other end of the spectrum and shining with happiness at the next turn. I’m telling you that if you read Learning To Live, than you shouldn’t miss out on this book. It’s a 5-star book by far if not 10. And if you missed Learning To Live, go read before you read Learning To Heal. Don’t cheat yourself out of the beginning of the story. And as far as book 3, tomorrow wont be soon enough for it! a Jammie