My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Learned Reactions, the second book in Ellis’ Higher Education series, is a sweet best friends-to-lovers story that hits all the feels. There is no doubt Carlton and Deion belong together from the instant the reader is introduced to them.
Family is a major theme in Learned Reactions–the good, the bad, and the ugly. There are judgmental but eventually accepting parents, disapproving parents, welcoming surrogate parents…the whole gamut of parenting is covered.
The only thing I was missing was more in-depth flashbacks of their time together as college roommates. I would have liked to see more of their developing friendship as nineteen/twenty year olds.