So Much to Learn

Rated 4.62/5 based on 13 reviews
After a rather hideous break up with her boyfriend due to her inability to 'put out’, Talia bullies her brother's best friend into teaching her the complexities of a 'full' relationship. Turns out uni courses have nothing on life lessons! More
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Words: 154,090
Language: Australian English
ISBN: 9781311439895
About Jessie L. Star

Whilst digging through her childhood scribblings a few years ago, Jessie L Star (AKA star123) discovered a thrilling saga by her six year old self entitled ‘Jessie has Lost her Sock’. This sweeping epic spanned all four corners of her childhood house in outback South Australia as the sock was hunted down (spoiler, it was in Jessie’s bed all along). Many years later and the urge to write is still going strong, although lost socks have thankfully been replaced with a raft of characters destined to snark and banter at each other until, ultimately, falling in love.

Jessie studied Business at Uni where she primarily learnt that writing and talking were very much her thing and that dealing with numbers was very much not (although, honestly, what difference does a couple of zeroes in a spreadsheet make, really...?).

Jessie writes New Adult/College/Uni contemporary romance stories set in Australia and currently has six titles released:

So Much to Learn
His Saving Grace (sequel to So Much to Learn)
Private Lives, Public Property
Lighthouse Charlie
Saving from Monkeys
The Do-Gooder

If you would like to get in touch with Jessie, she’d love for you to join her on her facebook page: facebook.com/jessielstar.

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Review by: Abdel zilpha on Jan. 24, 2017 :
So good.
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Review by: ziggylee on May 28, 2016 :
I have read this book three times and I want to read it again. It is that good.
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Review by: khaylaa on March 11, 2015 :
great book! love it..
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Review by: Lollyck on Jan. 30, 2015 :
This story is very satisfying.
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Review by: Malikproperty on Jan. 03, 2015 :
It was good, but too long. But I loved it.
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Review by: Neffy90 on June 09, 2014 :
I absolutely love this book. I read it from start to finish in one sitting whilst travelling a while back and have read it repeatedly since, it's for sure my new re-read book.

Jessie gets the balance just right, keeping the characters and situations realistic enough for them to hold your interest and have you invest in them as a reader but also including enough drama to stop stagnation.

The story isn't all picture perfect interaction and happily ever afters, there are issues and set backs, characters in denial and adjusting to their new relationships and roles within the family dynamic.

Overall a fantastic read, as are the rest of Jessie's works, I would recommend all of her work time and time again. A fantastic author who I hope to see more from!
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Review by: hrhsophia on March 10, 2014 :
This was a great read, very thoroughly enjoyed.
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Review by: L G on Feb. 28, 2014 :
Great book, couldn't put it down.
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Review by: Christine Wood on Feb. 25, 2014 :
Loved this book, well written and loveable characters, couldn't put down and thought the end was a little bit of a let down hastily finished, hence the loss of one star, I felt like I needed to know a little more than the dear dad letter......
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Review by: Kristina on Feb. 24, 2014 :
Great book! Very well-written with reliable characters.
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Review by: Jeanne Jernegan on Feb. 23, 2014 :
Great read! Really enjoyed it. Loved the characters especially Matt/Tallys mom, she's a hoot and a half!
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Review by: Kayla Doreo on Feb. 22, 2014 :
I finished this book overnight. I've decided this is going to be my re-read! I love this story. My favorite thing about "So Much to Learn" is the interaction between most of the characters. There exists a dynamic that the author really brings alive -- Between brothers, sister, parents, and lovers. You won't get a quick "They looked at each other", no, you get some cute, endearing, frustrating, awe-inspiring, and/or explosive descriptions of how they interact.

Here, just take a peek at an example:
"As I watched, Matt got the orange juice and milk out of the fridge and, without even looking up from his task of filling two bowls with cereal, Jack slid two glasses across the counter to my brother. Matt filled the cups with OJ whilst simultaneously sliding the milk down to Jack who poured the milk over the cereals and sent the milk whizzing back down the line. Matt caught it just in time, put both cartons back in the fridge and then picked up the glasses to wander over to our little round kitchen table. Jack followed him with their breakfasts and they sat down and tucked in at almost exactly the same time, all without exchanging a single word."

This. I live with three males in my household. The jolt of familiarity from much of brotherly or familial interactions she describes is amazing.

Okay, so, the love scenes. While the author wrote about cliches, none of the way she described love scenes had any cliches in it. Passionate, tender, hilarious in turns, and brutally honest without any of the silly nonsense in the attempts to flesh out a sexual encounter that you see in most trashy romance novels. I melted. I shivered. I laughed. And you see, in real life, you do those things.

Now, I'm getting lengthy here, so bear with me. I'm about to wrap it up. Why four stars and not five? The beginning was a bit hard to get through. Not necessarily the way the story started, but in the flow of how the story began. The rest of the book could do with editorial work. I'm not saying a major overhaul because the author really did amazing. I'm saying, finishing touch-ups and some extra polish. That's all! That would give this book five stars, plus the recognition it deserves.

So, with a sigh, this porch goblin must tell you: Read the damn book. It's great!

Side note: To the author, if you have a pen name and/or other books, please let me know. I want to read more by you!
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Review by: Dena Celeste on Feb. 21, 2014 :
I'm not even all the way through this story, but I'm already in love with it. The writing is superb, and the characters leap from the pages. The relationships are complex and fascinating. And the love story is giving me butterflies even as I read it.

I really can't put it down. This is an "I think I'll just stay up all night to finish this." kind of book. Definitely worth a read or three!
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