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One house, three couples, and one year left until their final exams…. Evan and Daniel want to take their D/s relationship to the next level. When Daniel suggests conducting a little research at a BDSM club, Evan is more than up for it. Trouble is, one of their housemates isn’t happy about this. Finances tighten for new couple Josh and Chris. Wanting to ease some of the pre One house, three couples, and one year left until their final exams…. Evan and Daniel want to take their D/s relationship to the next level. When Daniel suggests conducting a little research at a BDSM club, Evan is more than up for it. Trouble is, one of their housemates isn’t happy about this. Finances tighten for new couple Josh and Chris. Wanting to ease some of the pressure on Chris, Josh starts as an agency nurse. But tackling a heavy workload at medical school and working late-shifts leaves little time for the couple. Something’s gotta give. In Spain, Sean was diagnosed as suffering from migraines. But after the medications have no effect and he starts suffering from other complaints, he decides to get a second opinion without telling Michael. When Michael finds out, Sean's usually laid-back husband's reaction shocks everyone. But Michael needs to get his head sorted fast, because Sean needs his strength. As their school career comes to a close and the one person who holds them all together starts to fall apart, the final exam is a true test of friendship.


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One house, three couples, and one year left until their final exams…. Evan and Daniel want to take their D/s relationship to the next level. When Daniel suggests conducting a little research at a BDSM club, Evan is more than up for it. Trouble is, one of their housemates isn’t happy about this. Finances tighten for new couple Josh and Chris. Wanting to ease some of the pre One house, three couples, and one year left until their final exams…. Evan and Daniel want to take their D/s relationship to the next level. When Daniel suggests conducting a little research at a BDSM club, Evan is more than up for it. Trouble is, one of their housemates isn’t happy about this. Finances tighten for new couple Josh and Chris. Wanting to ease some of the pressure on Chris, Josh starts as an agency nurse. But tackling a heavy workload at medical school and working late-shifts leaves little time for the couple. Something’s gotta give. In Spain, Sean was diagnosed as suffering from migraines. But after the medications have no effect and he starts suffering from other complaints, he decides to get a second opinion without telling Michael. When Michael finds out, Sean's usually laid-back husband's reaction shocks everyone. But Michael needs to get his head sorted fast, because Sean needs his strength. As their school career comes to a close and the one person who holds them all together starts to fall apart, the final exam is a true test of friendship.

30 review for Final Exam

  1. 5 out of 5

    Bev

    This is me after reading this, the final book in the series...or is it, just leave you with that little teaser....5 stars for this and the series as a whole. What a great finale to what has been one of my favourite series by one of my auto-buy authors. I absolutely adore Sean and Michael, and Daniel and Evan, and the new-ish pairing of Josh and Chris aren't bad either hehe, they make such a wonderful family, all looking out for each other. What I really like about this particular story is th This is me after reading this, the final book in the series...or is it, just leave you with that little teaser....5 stars for this and the series as a whole. What a great finale to what has been one of my favourite series by one of my auto-buy authors. I absolutely adore Sean and Michael, and Daniel and Evan, and the new-ish pairing of Josh and Chris aren't bad either hehe, they make such a wonderful family, all looking out for each other. What I really like about this particular story is that we're all brought up to speed with what's happening within each couple AND K.C. has introduced some new characters too as well as letting us know what's happening with Ben and James, Josh's dad Mark (I heart him), Sean's mum and Michael's family. As the faithful followers of this series will know, in the previous story Sean was suffering from severe headaches. When this story was announced, I got in touch with K.C. on Facebook and threatened dire consequences if she so much as hurt a hair on Sean's head, but all she would promise me was that Sean would survive...fair enough I s'pose. As it so happens, more than one hair on Sean's head was hurt in the writing of this story, and I'll leave you to discover what happens, although if you've been following my updates, you'll know that something life-threatening does indeed occur. You'll also know that someone entirely unexpected..at least to me...turns up at the hospital, and for that I was truly thankful, and more than a little tearful. We discover that Daniel and Evan are getting quite keen on the BDSM lifestyle, and pay a visit to a certain club, which may or may not appear in another series of KC's and chat with my young friend A...who may or may not have a thing with the co-owner of the club. In view of Josh's recent imprisonment at the hands of a certain nutcase who shall remain nameless, Josh is very unhappy at the turn of events in Daniel and Evan's relationship as he fears things could get violent, but once everything is out in the open, and Evan insists that not only does he like what Daniel does, he actively encourages it, Josh's peace of mind returns....and a good thing too, he and Chris are going through a real crisis in their fledgling pairing thanks to his stubbornness. There are laughs, there are quite a few tears, there are hot guys (duh!!), and maybe the possibility of another novella in the future to look forward to...my lips are sealed!! Many thanks K.C.for the ARC. Here's to the next one. ^_^

  2. 4 out of 5

    Debra

    My only complaint about Learning to Love: Final Exam is that it is the last book in the series. Over the course of the first three books, I have come to love the six sweet, loving housemates and am sad to see them go, but am very happy that they have such a wonderful send off. My five stars is not just for the book but the series overall. This story continues where the last one ended, with the majority of the three now committed couples entering their final year of school and living as housemate My only complaint about Learning to Love: Final Exam is that it is the last book in the series. Over the course of the first three books, I have come to love the six sweet, loving housemates and am sad to see them go, but am very happy that they have such a wonderful send off. My five stars is not just for the book but the series overall. This story continues where the last one ended, with the majority of the three now committed couples entering their final year of school and living as housemates. Sean and Michael have returned from Spain and although Sean has been diagnosed with migraines and given medication, he is not getting better. Josh is working non-stop between school and picking up shifts as a nurse at the hospital causing strain on his relationship with Chris, who is continuing to work off his community service hours at a local youth center. Evan and Daniel’s relationship on the other hand is thriving as they look to expand the nature of their D/s relationship, which is another cause of stress for Josh, who is still getting over the trauma inflicted by his ex. With all of this going on, the boys do what they do best and pull together as a family to support each other. I have always loved the honest, nurturing, loving relationship that has bonded the six men together, and it is only strengthened in this book. Everything I enjoyed in the first three books is represented here. The boys are funny, sweet as sugar, touchy-feely, drink way too much coffee and the couples can’t get enough of each other. The writing is superb and brought me both laughter and tears. There is also no shortage of sexy times between the couples. Loose ends are tied up and we get to catch up with some recurring secondary characters such as Daniel’s brother Miles, Sean’s family, and friends Ben and James. There are brief appearances from characters in other K.C. Wells stories that you will instantly recognize if you have read them (although it will take nothing away if you haven’t) and the fact that all her books take place in the same world leaves me with the hope that this isn’t exactly the last glimpse we will have of Sean, Michael, Evan, Daniel, Josh and Chris. As bittersweet as it was in the end, I couldn’t help but smile at the call back to the first scene in the first book and Sean and Michael’s brief visit back to the house.

  3. 4 out of 5

    multitaskingmomma

    Pre Release eARC Review!!! Learning to Love: Final Exam (Learning to Love #4) by K.C. Wells Final Exams sounds much like the closing of this series. It is also my first read of said series but curiously enough (I blame it on a talented author), I had absolutely no chance to get lost. The way this was written, it reads like a standalone for the characters are well developed, the plot is well connected to the previous books, and everything just fell into place. Although I must admit, now I want to Pre Release eARC Review!!! Learning to Love: Final Exam (Learning to Love #4) by K.C. Wells Final Exams sounds much like the closing of this series. It is also my first read of said series but curiously enough (I blame it on a talented author), I had absolutely no chance to get lost. The way this was written, it reads like a standalone for the characters are well developed, the plot is well connected to the previous books, and everything just fell into place. Although I must admit, now I want to read the first three. This opens with all three couples together once more. Sean and Michael are just back from Spain and are really the main focus here. Sean is having some health issues and just like a man, does get to have himself checked out and such but never really getting into grips they are not healthy. The strain is evident on Michael's face though, and this really worries Evan. Josh is busy with his work and his medical proper classes and so is really not in full awareness of what was going around him. That does put a strain on his relationship with Chris as well. It is Evan and Daniel who are really well established as they communicate freely and had shed off their walls from each other. This made them the most solid couple of the three, although they all are quite solid. Sean's health issues are at the forefront of this story, and were really dragging down everyone's moods. They all know something is wrong but Sean is Sean and he is strong. Unfortunately, his body is not listening to egos this time and does act up. When the full diagnosis is known, it is all the three couples could do to help each other out, prop each others' emotions up and get things on the road to normal. The rest of the drama that do creep in are dealt with smoothly and with all of the friends' cooperation especially the one regarding Sean's father. That was unexpected. What does hold the friends firmly together is their friendship. They go through the ups and the downs, and the occasional misunderstanding, but they are solid friends who communicate and do not allow for petty things to get between them. This house is full of love and friendship and in the final year for most of them. Hopefully this spirit of love will extend itself to the new blood that move in after they leave. Overall, this is a KC Wells and she deals with complicated romances the way she usually does: with mastery. As for the BDSM elements, well who can read a Wells book without delving into this subject matter? There is a matter raised here that gave me pause for it is fearsome to me, but once again, she is great at what she does and takes the readers to levels of loving information that settles both the mind and the heart. Some of the men of Collars and Cuff are here and do serve their roles as educators to the world and lifestyle. The romance and friendship between the couples is a beautiful and hopeful read. The men had built a family of their own choice and cognition and all of them worked hard to keep it together so they could lean on each other, no matter what happens, especially when blood relations are ruined due to mere differences in political or spiritual opinions. They have each other. No matter where their lives and future careers take them. A beautiful installment from what I have read and definitely kicked me to pick up the rest of the series.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Christy

    I had a sneaking suspicion at the end of the previous book that I hadn't seen the last of these young men in K.C. Wells's series 'Learning to Love'. In 'Final Exam' the guys are on their last year at university. A lot has happened in the previous years with Michael and Sean meeting, falling in love, dealing with hate, and getting married. Evan and Daniel fell in love, and dealt with abusive childhood trauma, while keeping their love strong and marrying. And Josh and Chris handled Chris's pain of I had a sneaking suspicion at the end of the previous book that I hadn't seen the last of these young men in K.C. Wells's series 'Learning to Love'. In 'Final Exam' the guys are on their last year at university. A lot has happened in the previous years with Michael and Sean meeting, falling in love, dealing with hate, and getting married. Evan and Daniel fell in love, and dealt with abusive childhood trauma, while keeping their love strong and marrying. And Josh and Chris handled Chris's pain of coming out, and the trial against his former friends, plus the upheaval with Josh's ex, all while falling in love and getting their happy ever after. It's a wonder these young men ever get to class! I'm grateful to the author for this final year and a chance to say good-bye. Michael and Sean are home after their year abroad in the south of Spain, with only minimal visits home. The family is back together and everything is perfect. Except that Sean's migraines aren't getting better and the medicine isn't working. Josh isn't comfortable with Evan and Daniel's foray into the BDSM culture, for obvious reasons considering what his ex did. The other five guys are perfectly happy to split some of the food bills, etc. between them so Josh doesn't have to work shifts at night, but Josh is supremely stubborn. Daniel, Evan, Josh, and Chris join Michael in worrying about Sean's health, especially as new developments crop up. Chris and Josh finally hash out a few things including Chris insisting Josh speak with Daniel and Evan regarding his concerns. I found it absurdly adorable that the BDSM club Daniel and Evan visit is Collars & Cuffs, from the author's series by the same name. It was great to see some of my favorite and very familiar faces. I liked the way the author showed each couple struggling with their issues, while, simultaneously, being worried and concerned over the others. All six of these men are remarkably mature, caring, compassionate, and passionate people. They have, literally, created a family and it really showed in this final book with all the issues arising. There were a lot of emotional moments throughout this book, but there was also laughter, and a healthy dose of lust. I was very impressed with this final book. I know, for a fact, that when I was their age, I never could've handled all the things life threw at these men with their aplomb. I'm not telling spoilers, you'll have to read the book. I can tell you that the doctors represented in this book didn't seem to have the God-complexes of the ones I've met. *grins* And I can tell you that I will miss these amazing men and I'm so very glad I got the opportunity to experience their stories. NOTE: This book was provided by Dreamspinner Press for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Nic

    I've enjoyed this series so have a definite soft spot for the characters. This is one of those books that really feels like it has been written for the fans. The series has followed the journey of three couples who share the same house. This book, gives us a little something about everyone so if you have a favourite couple, you'll get to spend more time with them here. As with the earlier books, the story has some drama - in this case, I saw this one coming :) - plus lots of loving. This is the s I've enjoyed this series so have a definite soft spot for the characters. This is one of those books that really feels like it has been written for the fans. The series has followed the journey of three couples who share the same house. This book, gives us a little something about everyone so if you have a favourite couple, you'll get to spend more time with them here. As with the earlier books, the story has some drama - in this case, I saw this one coming :) - plus lots of loving. This is the sweet and supportive kind of loving with lots of sex thrown in! Things wrap up nicely for the characters and you get a definite sense that these guys are all going to be okay. There's some nice cross-over with K.C. Wells other series which is a nice touch for fans of those series too (Collars & Cuffs + Love Lessons Learned). If you enjoyed the earlier books in the series, you'll really enjoy this one. 3.5 stars

  6. 4 out of 5

    DaisyGirl

    3.0 Stars This is the final installment of the Learning to Love series. Mind you, I bitched and moaned about books 1 and 2; then, DNF'ed book 3. I didn't think I'd read this but I've said it before and I'll say it again: I'm a K.C. Wells fan and her books are a guilty pleasure. My biggest gripe with the LTL series is the lack absence of testosterone. There's not an ounce of it to be found! These guys act so unlike any guy I know and frankly, it irks me! They're too ... too ... just too much. They 3.0 Stars This is the final installment of the Learning to Love series. Mind you, I bitched and moaned about books 1 and 2; then, DNF'ed book 3. I didn't think I'd read this but I've said it before and I'll say it again: I'm a K.C. Wells fan and her books are a guilty pleasure. My biggest gripe with the LTL series is the lack absence of testosterone. There's not an ounce of it to be found! These guys act so unlike any guy I know and frankly, it irks me! They're too ... too ... just too much. They're more like teenage girls than men and it's weird. Having said that, K.C. Wells writes steamy, smexy scenes like no one's business and since I was in the mood for some of that, I read this book! I can honestly say that it was entertaining and I enjoyed it. Bottom line: okay if you don't mind the estrogen overload.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Love Bytes Reviews

    5 star review by Danielle I was very excited when this book was finally going to be released although I have to also admit it was with a heavy heart I picked it up. This series introduced me to author K.C Wells and I fell completely for these boys, her writing and her characters. So knowing this series was going to end made me sad a bit also. When I picked it up knowing that I would hopefully get the answers K.C Wells left me with after the third part. I got that and even more! I couldn’t stop rea 5 star review by Danielle I was very excited when this book was finally going to be released although I have to also admit it was with a heavy heart I picked it up. This series introduced me to author K.C Wells and I fell completely for these boys, her writing and her characters. So knowing this series was going to end made me sad a bit also. When I picked it up knowing that I would hopefully get the answers K.C Wells left me with after the third part. I got that and even more! I couldn’t stop reading, grabbing every moment I had to continue reading it (tip for readers don’t read the second half in public places, more about that later …) Final Exam takes us to the house of the six men we know and have gotten to love over the first three books. Surprisingly enough perhaps, there is no new couple introduced but the author stayed true to her characters who were already there and took them all on a final ride (applause for that, personally speaking). Taking us as the blurb already mentions on their own specific trip while being in their final year in college. We finally get answers as to what is going on with Sean, we see Even and Daniel experiencing new things in their relationship (very surprising introduction there to a certain club and some of its members, brilliant move). Can Josh and Chris, whose relationship is still in a way in early stages, continue to blossom? And what happens when their glue (Sean) dries out and their rock (Michael) seems to pulverize under it all? I am not going to tell you, of course I’m not because why would I? To spoil the pretty of this series? To spoil the brilliantness of this last part, because it is just that…brilliant! I don’t normally use that word but it is what comes to mind when I think about this story. A story that buzzes with hot steaming sex and loving, is built on love and friendship and is perfect proof of the different ways someone can love someone else. A story that also made me cry, something that rarely happens (not handy when you are on a work break btw.) It’s a storyline/series that takes you to all kind of situations that can happen to and with a person and his “family” (either by blood or chosen) and how they can handle the pressure and survive through it all. A final part that, sorry Miss K.c, opens opportunities for a new series, for new books by introducing interesting new characters! I mean lets face it, I want to know what happens to Declan and Stephen and Miles and how about the new tenants Baz & Sam…..well you get the picture :) If you haven’t read this series, I hope now you know that it’s finished (for some people an extra reason to wait) that you will. I cannot imagine anyone picking this series up and not enjoying it. Fall in love with any of these men or all of them, but just know that you will, no matter how hard you would want to fight it. Prepare to “learn to love” (all of) them. A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review. Please visit www.lovbytesreviews.com to see this and many more reviews!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kristie

    I just love these guys. Each book has not only been about a couple, but also about the amazing friendships they all share. The trials and tribulations of life, going to school, dealing with jerks in the world, the whole lot. This series has been about 6 men growing up, growing into themselves. The love and understanding between them is remarkable. If only the world was truly like this, and everyone was able to communicate so openly. Because, do I think that sometimes they're all more understandi I just love these guys. Each book has not only been about a couple, but also about the amazing friendships they all share. The trials and tribulations of life, going to school, dealing with jerks in the world, the whole lot. This series has been about 6 men growing up, growing into themselves. The love and understanding between them is remarkable. If only the world was truly like this, and everyone was able to communicate so openly. Because, do I think that sometimes they're all more understanding than the average human? Totes. That does not take away from how much I like them. The lack of angst, or the tempering of it, makes for an easy read. Sure, there are little things that come up. Growing pains that each couple and friendship needs to go through. But there is only a little bit of that, with the exception of maybe Sean's story. The parts that I loved the most though, are each moment when they're all taking care of each other. The care they each show for the others is beautiful, sweet, and totally loving. These guys all have such tender hearts! So, school is about over. Life has to move on, and so do the boys. This house that's seen so much over the years, is going to have a new family soon. It's almost time to graduate, move on, get on with the careers, start a new life. This is last goodbye for the 6 men I've grown to appreciate so much. Or is it? Somehow, I think Wells will find a way to bring all of them into other stories. Something she's done really well here, especially when Daniel and Evan check out Collars & Cuffs! Or, how events that overlapped from Love Lessons Learned fit so perfectly here, giving me a reminder of what I'd already read, but from a totally different view. Loved it. I also wonder if we'll get another new series... perhaps something in this same house, with the new family of students living here. I can only hope.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    A special ending, couldn't have expected anything different. A special ending, couldn't have expected anything different.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Allen Kelley

    sad the series had to end :(

  11. 4 out of 5

    T.M. Smith

    Note: this is the fourth book in a series that should be read in order to fully understand the characters and the story line. Michael and Sean are just returning to the house from several months away in Spain. While they were there, Sean was diagnosed with migraines, but the treatment prescribed is not working. In fact, his symptoms are getting worse. No one is more frustrated than Sean, except maybe Michael. It’s a difficult thing to sit back and watch the person you love suffer, even more so w Note: this is the fourth book in a series that should be read in order to fully understand the characters and the story line. Michael and Sean are just returning to the house from several months away in Spain. While they were there, Sean was diagnosed with migraines, but the treatment prescribed is not working. In fact, his symptoms are getting worse. No one is more frustrated than Sean, except maybe Michael. It’s a difficult thing to sit back and watch the person you love suffer, even more so when you learn they aren’t being completely honest about their condition. Evan and Daniel’s relationship is continually evolving into a more traditional Dom/Sub relationship. There is something very settling and grounding for Evan, to submit to Daniel. And while Daniel craves the domination he cannot and will not hurt Evan, it’s not about the pain, it’s about the trust. But with any BDSM couple, there are bound to be marks. When one of the guys sees the evidence of a night spent in cuffs on Evan’s wrists, he’s none too happy about it. Chris and Josh are still in the honeymoon phase of their relationship. Josh is determined to pull his own weight, much to Chris’s chagrin. He powers through school, work and exams ignoring the warning signs of exhaustion and stress until he makes a critical error at work. Chris is frustrated with the entire situation, but he loves Josh so he continues to support him, even if the loneliness is consuming him. When Sean’s migraines turn out to be far worse than anyone thought, everyone puts their own issues and disagreements aside to rally beside Sean and Michael. Everyone is very supportive, and on the surface they are strong, but what would this group of guys that have been held together not only by love and a common bond... but by Sean and Michael themselves, do if something were to happen to Sean? This has been a series of ups and downs for this makeshift group of friends and lovers. As I said, Michael and Sean quickly become almost father figures to the rest of the group, but everyone had a place in the home. In this final story we get to see where the years have taken them, how relationships as couples and as a whole have evolved and strengthened over the years. Michael and Sean are facing hardships due to Sean’s health crises and Michael is determined to come out the other side stronger. Evan is eager to explore a more detailed BDSM lifestyle with Daniel, but Daniel has to be sure Evan is safe and secure in that, both mentally and physically. Chris and Josh are dealing with the oldest root of a problem between couples of any sexual orientation, finances. The strain it can put on the relationship can be devastating, but these two love each other enough to find a way past any obstacles. If you’ve followed these couples then I think you’ll be very happy with this ending to their stories. Fans of Wells books, those hard fought happy ever after, and hopeless romantics will all love this series. On a side note, there is another story written in this world, Love Lessons Learned, that you should read as well. While that is a standalone story, this series is not, it must be read in order. * I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

  12. 4 out of 5

    Becky Condit

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series by KC Wells as we watched six young college students who share a house complete their educations and create a family among themselves. Final Exam visits the house and the students during their final year at university. Sean and Michael have been in Spain for several months and return home to an exuberant welcome. Unfortunately, Sean, who was not well when they left is still suffering from severe headaches. When his symptoms increase he goes behind everyone’s I have thoroughly enjoyed this series by KC Wells as we watched six young college students who share a house complete their educations and create a family among themselves. Final Exam visits the house and the students during their final year at university. Sean and Michael have been in Spain for several months and return home to an exuberant welcome. Unfortunately, Sean, who was not well when they left is still suffering from severe headaches. When his symptoms increase he goes behind everyone’s backs to seek further medical help. When the others find out just how sick Sean is they are outraged that he would keep such a secret from them, most especially from Michael. Josh is working himself to death as an agency nurse to help pay his share of the bills while he continues his education to become a doctor. The other housemates have offered to pay his share but he will have none of it. Pride goeth before a fall, and when Josh falls, he lands hard. Chris is already missing the companionship of his lover and has to wonder if their relationship is over before it can really begin. Evan and his partner Daniel are continuing to develop their D/s relationship, and when Evan asks for something neither one really understands they visit a club for more information. Josh is overly concerned about what is really going on between Evan and Daniel and it is affecting how Josh treats Daniel. Will Chris have to step in to mend the rift? In each case, trust is the crux of the problem and when there is a loss of trust it can be very difficult to get back. Ms. Wells does an excellent job of demonstrating where things go off track and how important trust is in any relationship. Old habits are hard to break, which means promises made in earnest may be broken. Before the end of the last year at University for all except two of the men, all of these problems are going to come to a head and must be fixed if there is going to be a future for the couples, let alone for the little family the six men have developed. In the end, everyone finds parting difficult. Packing to leave the house to move on to the next phase of their lives is both exciting and sorrowful. What seems to be an ending, though is just the beginning. Ms. Wells give us an HEA for each couple but as with all college friendships all we can hope for is the HFN will be enough to keep them connected for a lifetime friendship and a family relationship. I have become very attached to these characters and hated to see the series end, but Ms. Wells concludes the interlinked, interlocked stories beautifully in a way that will satisfy any reader. As with any series it is better to read all of the books, in order, but if you happen to start with Final Exam you will not be disappointed nor will you be confused. There is plenty of story and backstory to keep you entertained, but I assure you, you will want to pick up the other books as soon as possible.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Caroline Brand

    REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCE 4.5 Stars As we found out at the end of the previous book in the series Sean has not been well. Even though he had visited a doctors in Spain it was obvious there was more to and it was with a little trepidation that I started reading Final Exam. I was praying Ms Wells wouldn’t be too cruel! This is a little different from the first 3 in the series. Even though in the first 3 books the boys all had their trials and tribulations more often than not everything was qui REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCE 4.5 Stars As we found out at the end of the previous book in the series Sean has not been well. Even though he had visited a doctors in Spain it was obvious there was more to and it was with a little trepidation that I started reading Final Exam. I was praying Ms Wells wouldn’t be too cruel! This is a little different from the first 3 in the series. Even though in the first 3 books the boys all had their trials and tribulations more often than not everything was quite easy for them. Not the case here where there was lot more angst and they really had to work hard to survive their final year at University. Nothing seemed to run as smoothly for them and they kept hitting problem after problem. Michael and Sean have just returned from their study leave in Europe and are glad to be home and back at the house but it soon becomes apparent that a very different couple have returned. Sean is plagued by headaches and various worrying symptoms that have been diagnosed as migraines in Spain and Michael is clearly stressed and worried about his husband. Daniel and Evan are moving more and more into a D/s relationship both in and out of the bedroom. Their journey into this takes them into a BDSM club that I am sure some of you will recognise - namely Collars and Cuffs. This side of their relationship does not please everyone in the house however and causes bad memories and worries to stir in Josh. Josh and Chris have reached mini crisis in their relationship. Josh is bogged down with the amount of studying he has taken on and although his housemates have offered him help financially his pride sees him reaching breaking point. He is working back at the hospital as a nurse as well as studying and he doesn’t realise how much it is impacting on his life with Chris and his own sanity until it is nearly too late. Throughout all their personal worries there is still an overwhelming sense of friendship in the book. They are each there to help the other housemates as the need arises and none more so than when Sean ends up in hospital. When a favourite series has to end you always hope that it will end well but realistically. Kudos to Ms Wells for this final book as she achieved both. I was more than a little sad when I read the epilogue, it was like leaving behind a group of friends that I have watched grow, develop and move on. I will miss all you guys 

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lauren Marks

    K.C Wells once accused me of being out for blood in my quest for the fourth book in the Learning to Love series. I did a little happy dance when I received an advance copy of this wonderful book. And it was worth the wait! I loved every moment! Learning to Love: Final Exam, takes us back to three of my favourite couples, Sean and Michael, Evan and Daniel and Chris and Josh. We get to follow their final year (for most of them) of university and watch their relationships grow and change. While the K.C Wells once accused me of being out for blood in my quest for the fourth book in the Learning to Love series. I did a little happy dance when I received an advance copy of this wonderful book. And it was worth the wait! I loved every moment! Learning to Love: Final Exam, takes us back to three of my favourite couples, Sean and Michael, Evan and Daniel and Chris and Josh. We get to follow their final year (for most of them) of university and watch their relationships grow and change. While there are wonderful themes around each couple and their relationship, the theme I love the most is friendship. These young men rally around each other and create their own family. It is sweet and wonderful and we would all be so lucky to have friends like these. The dynamic between the 6 house mates is cute and funny. The addiction to coffee could probably be used as a medical study for Josh, but as everything in the house seems to start with a cup of coffee, I can’t help but love it. While the 6 men face ups and down, they face them together. We see these young men branch out and help others. Josh in his role as a nurse, Chris at the youth centre and Daniel with his brother. It creates a level of depth to the book. Seeing glimpses of other series was a very nice touch and makes you want to go back and re-read everything K.C Wells has ever written. I love it when an author can tie books together like this. Evan and Daniel remain my favourite couple of this series. They are hot together and their dynamic is wonderful. It’s the relationship for me that grows the most in this book. They start to share their life choices with the group and the dynamic after that changes. I remain a firm fan of K.C. Wells and her amazing talent as an author. I enjoyed every moment of this book and I will be re-reading it again and again. Learning to Love: Final Exam Is hot chocolate. It is hot and Sweet, Warm and comforting and full of memories that make you smile.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Shirley Frances

    In this installment Sean and Michael are back from their trip, with Sean still not feeling or acting like himself while Ethan and Daniel continue to explore their D/s relationship. We also find Josh and Chris trying to settle in their life together, especially now that Josh struggles with the consequences of his shifts as an agency nurse. As a follower of this series, I was sad to learn that this would be the last book from this series. But at the same time I was excited to see what was in store In this installment Sean and Michael are back from their trip, with Sean still not feeling or acting like himself while Ethan and Daniel continue to explore their D/s relationship. We also find Josh and Chris trying to settle in their life together, especially now that Josh struggles with the consequences of his shifts as an agency nurse. As a follower of this series, I was sad to learn that this would be the last book from this series. But at the same time I was excited to see what was in store for these guys. Each couple has had their own struggles to cope with and have come on top, so of course I was looking forward to seeing how far they had come. As per usual, KC Wells did not disappoint. I admit that it took me a while to get used to having all the guys 'there' at the same time. However, I appreciated the opportunity to experience the story from different perspectives since the couples' stories were intertwined one way or the other. I always enjoyed the dynamic between these guys, but having them all together after all they struggled through as individuals and as couples was a special sight to see. The moments and emotions ranged from the most candid and sweet to the most frustrating and sensual. I once again came to admire their easy camaraderie and the fact that these men have made a family for themselves while still butting heads and fighting their own issues. Learning to Love: Final Exam is a must read for any follower of the series and a great conclusion to the journey these men embarked on. It's sad to see them go, but very satisfying to know how far they have come as a family. *I received a copy of this title in exchange of my honest opinion.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Marinieves

    Talk about another excellent book by KC Wells ... I'm a fan I confessed ... This being the final exam for our boys ... Michael and Sean , Evan and Daniel , Josh and Chris ... At what a ride between all of the emotions that they go through .. The story makes you feel you are there with them ... Finally we discover what is behind Sean's headaches and the real cause of them. Michael has to be the strong one ... But miracles do happen when you have to change your perspective on life ... Evan and Dan Talk about another excellent book by KC Wells ... I'm a fan I confessed ... This being the final exam for our boys ... Michael and Sean , Evan and Daniel , Josh and Chris ... At what a ride between all of the emotions that they go through .. The story makes you feel you are there with them ... Finally we discover what is behind Sean's headaches and the real cause of them. Michael has to be the strong one ... But miracles do happen when you have to change your perspective on life ... Evan and Daniel explore more into the interest of the lifestyle they are loving ... Josh and Chris need to make urgent changes because life gets getting complicated ... But the story also presents the love between a group of men that goes beyond friendship ... It makes them a family ... Their own lives are no longer theirs ... It is all of them sticking together through thick and thin ... This story will make sure you laugh and you cry ... But also will make you feel good ... Love is Love ... So feel free to live it ...

  17. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    Loved this book. The problem is it has finished. It pretty much went how I had already played it out in my head. Well the main part with Sean and Michael. I had written that out in my head. The other couples were a bonus and loved how through it all they carried on working out their relationships. Loved that the house family supported each other and gave each other good advice. So think that this could actually have more books in the series. It wasn't quite finished off and ended as such. It seemed Loved this book. The problem is it has finished. It pretty much went how I had already played it out in my head. Well the main part with Sean and Michael. I had written that out in my head. The other couples were a bonus and loved how through it all they carried on working out their relationships. Loved that the house family supported each other and gave each other good advice. So think that this could actually have more books in the series. It wasn't quite finished off and ended as such. It seemed openings for more were left.

  18. 5 out of 5

    May

    This is the epilogue of the series so it focuses on each couple and their final semester at Uni before moving on with their lives. Also an introduction to what could be a new series. So Daniel and Evan with a nice tie to the "Collars and Cuffs" series, and a nice tie in to the story "Love Lesson Learned"- maybe a series to come? Sean and Michael meeting the new inhabitants of their share house. Josh and Chris and maybe a spin off somewhere down the line. If you read any of these books, this was This is the epilogue of the series so it focuses on each couple and their final semester at Uni before moving on with their lives. Also an introduction to what could be a new series. So Daniel and Evan with a nice tie to the "Collars and Cuffs" series, and a nice tie in to the story "Love Lesson Learned"- maybe a series to come? Sean and Michael meeting the new inhabitants of their share house. Josh and Chris and maybe a spin off somewhere down the line. If you read any of these books, this was a nice ending.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kavisha

    Absolutely loved seeing them all together again.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Tristan

    Was nice to catch up with all the couples and see them experience other things that the happy go lucky love that was portrayed in the first three books.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Debfirpo

    Fantastic This was such a wonderful read. I loved going back to see all the guys. This series has brought me to tears more times then I can count.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Linda-Grace

    Really enjoyed it and don't need to shout at author 're Sean lol Really enjoyed it and don't need to shout at author 're Sean lol

  23. 4 out of 5

    Petronella Ford

    Only need two words ........ *happy sigh* :-)

  24. 4 out of 5

    Katy Beth Mckee

    I love the way we get a sometimes scary, sometimes sweet wrap of the story of all the couple who shared the house. There is some hard stuff but they get through it not just as individual couples but as a group as well.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Brandy Hendricks

    Great conclusion Tears and love is all that I can say! It's a happy and sad book. But well worth the read. Great conclusion Tears and love is all that I can say! It's a happy and sad book. But well worth the read.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Inked Reads

    This book is a fairly quick read, and the author definitely has skill with style and pacing. I appreciated that it was obviously well-edited, so there was nothing to distract from enjoying the story. What I liked: There were several good, steamy sex scenes throughout the book, but not so many as to be tiresome. I liked that the couples were very much in love. I was a little hesitant reading about Evan and Daniel, the couple with the D/s relationship, as I'm not usually keen on BDSM. But this was This book is a fairly quick read, and the author definitely has skill with style and pacing. I appreciated that it was obviously well-edited, so there was nothing to distract from enjoying the story. What I liked: There were several good, steamy sex scenes throughout the book, but not so many as to be tiresome. I liked that the couples were very much in love. I was a little hesitant reading about Evan and Daniel, the couple with the D/s relationship, as I'm not usually keen on BDSM. But this was BDSM-lite, so to speak, and their relationship was more about the D/s than anything else. I liked that the author showed it as part of a very healthy, caring relationship, too. What I didn't like: As much as I love reading about guys in love, this was a bit much. First, maybe this is a cultural difference, but these guys didn't always read as men to me. Not one of the men in the entire story was terribly masculine. Though I personally prefer guys like that myself, it's simply not realistic that an entire world is populated only by a very specific subset of gay men. I was also bothered by all the matchmaking, including two teenagers, and how those all seemed to work out just perfectly. Not to mention at least two of the housemates have younger brothers who are also gay. Yes, that happens, but what bothered me was the conversation between Daniel and his brother, who was obviously working some things out. It appears that this world contains straight guys, "straight" guys (who don't realize they're gay yet) and gay guys. There are no bisexuals. Another problem I noticed was that none of the housemates seemed to have a unique personality. They all read roughly the same to me, including their emotions and how they talked. It felt as though any one character could be swapped out with another and no one would have noticed. There was virtually no tension in the story, and every last detail worked out perfectly. I'm a sucker for a happy ending, but honestly, Sean's medical issues wrapped up a bit too neatly. Same for Josh's issues with working too much. It was a bit too tidy for my tastes, and not at all realistic. Life is a lot messier than that. Overall, it comes across like the author tried to do too much in a single book. I can't tell how many of the problems I noted are because this is the last book in a series and I didn't read the other ones. It does read like an extended epilogue, so it's possible that if I'd read the entire series, I might have loved it for tying everything together with a bow. Unfortunately, that makes it a very poor stand-alone novel, despite the fact that I didn't need to read the others to understand the previous story strands. I wish I could rate it more highly. If the really good elements had been supported by a better plot/better characterization, I would have. The good news is, I would like to read the other books and see what I missed. I recommend anyone interested in this book read the others first rather than making a decision based on this review. I give it 3.5 stars. I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads. ~Amy

  27. 4 out of 5

    A.M. Leibowitz

    This book is a fairly quick read, and the author definitely has skill with style and pacing. I appreciated that it was obviously well-edited, so there was nothing to distract from enjoying the story. What I liked: There were several good, steamy sex scenes throughout the book, but not so many as to be tiresome. I liked that the couples were very much in love. I was a little hesitant reading about Evan and Daniel, the couple with the D/s relationship, as I’m not usually keen on BDSM. But this was This book is a fairly quick read, and the author definitely has skill with style and pacing. I appreciated that it was obviously well-edited, so there was nothing to distract from enjoying the story. What I liked: There were several good, steamy sex scenes throughout the book, but not so many as to be tiresome. I liked that the couples were very much in love. I was a little hesitant reading about Evan and Daniel, the couple with the D/s relationship, as I’m not usually keen on BDSM. But this was BDSM-lite, so to speak, and their relationship was more about the D/s than anything else. I liked that the author showed it as part of a very healthy, caring relationship, too. What I didn’t like: As much as I love reading about guys in love, this was a bit much. First, maybe this is a cultural difference, but these guys didn’t always read as men to me. Not one of the men in the entire story was terribly masculine. Though I personally prefer guys like that myself, it’s simply not realistic that an entire world is populated only by a very specific subset of gay men. I was also bothered by all the matchmaking, including two teenagers, and how those all seemed to work out just perfectly. Not to mention at least two of the housemates have younger brothers who are also gay. Yes, that happens, but what bothered me was the conversation between Daniel and his brother, who was obviously working some things out. It appears that this world contains straight guys, “straight” guys (who don’t realize they’re gay yet) and gay guys. There are no bisexuals. Another problem I noticed was that none of the housemates seemed to have a unique personality. They all read roughly the same to me, including their emotions and how they talked. It felt as though any one character could be swapped out with another and no one would have noticed. There was virtually no tension in the story, and every last detail worked out perfectly. I’m a sucker for a happy ending, but honestly, Sean’s medical issues wrapped up a bit too neatly. Same for Josh’s issues with working too much. It was a bit too tidy for my tastes, and not at all realistic. Life is a lot messier than that. Overall, it comes across like the author tried to do too much in a single book. I can’t tell how many of the problems I noted are because this is the last book in a series and I didn’t read the other ones. It does read like an extended epilogue, so it’s possible that if I’d read the entire series, I might have loved it for tying everything together with a bow. Unfortunately, that makes it a very poor stand-alone novel, despite the fact that I didn’t need to read the others to understand the previous story strands. I wish I could rate it more highly. If the really good elements had been supported by a better plot/better characterization, I would have. The good news is, I would like to read the other books and see what I missed. I recommend anyone interested in this book read the others first rather than making a decision based on this review.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Wicked

    3.5 for the series I read this entire series back to back as almost one long book. I'm not sure I would have enjoyed it as much had I not done it like that. Each individual book and its MCs were cute but the overall arc is what I enjoyed more. I have a soft spot for series that pull me into families of choice and this definitely did that. K.C. Wells has a certain knack for it which is why she is a favorite of mine. I can tell that this series was one of her earlier works. She has obviously grown 3.5 for the series I read this entire series back to back as almost one long book. I'm not sure I would have enjoyed it as much had I not done it like that. Each individual book and its MCs were cute but the overall arc is what I enjoyed more. I have a soft spot for series that pull me into families of choice and this definitely did that. K.C. Wells has a certain knack for it which is why she is a favorite of mine. I can tell that this series was one of her earlier works. She has obviously grown a lot as a writer since, but her early work is still leagues above some things I've read by others. By the end of the series I truly believed these guys would be together as friends and family for life even though they were all so young to begin with. I don't suggest any of these be read as standalones, I just don't think it would work, at least it wouldn't for me.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Tj

    In Final Exam the "boys" are all busy cramming for finals and preparing to graduate university. They have grown as individuals, as couples and as a family. When Sean is dealing with illness and Josh with the stress of working and med school, they have each others backs and pull together to overcome. It is slightly sad knowing they will no longer be living in the house but, you know these six have forged a tight bond. They have become family. In Final Exam the "boys" are all busy cramming for finals and preparing to graduate university. They have grown as individuals, as couples and as a family. When Sean is dealing with illness and Josh with the stress of working and med school, they have each others backs and pull together to overcome. It is slightly sad knowing they will no longer be living in the house but, you know these six have forged a tight bond. They have become family.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

    Once I start a series I feel like I have to finish it. All I can say is I'm glad it's over. I don't think it's possible for characters and storylines to be any more unrealistic. Once I start a series I feel like I have to finish it. All I can say is I'm glad it's over. I don't think it's possible for characters and storylines to be any more unrealistic.

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