The Education of Sebastian And Caroline By Jane Harvey-Barrick Tour Review + #Giveaway

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ed·u·ca·tion n. 1. The act or process of educating or being educated. 2. The knowledge or skill obtained or developed by a learning process. 3. A program of instruction of a specified kind or level: driver education. 4. The field of study that is concerned with the pedagogy of teaching and learning. 5. An instructive or enlightening experience.

The Education Series

The Education of Sebastian

Trapped in a loveless marriage, thirty year old Caroline Wilson moves to San Diego after her military husband earns a promotion. Feeling lost and alone Caroline strikes up a friendship with young local surfer Sebastian Hunter.

Sebastian has more than friendship on his mind when he runs into Caroline on the beach. But when sparks fly friendship turns into an illicit love that threatens them both.

The Education of Caroline

Now a successful journalist, Caroline heads out to report from the front lines of the war in Afghanistan. Love is the last thing on her mind when she crosses paths with Chief Sebastian Hunter.

Will this chance encounter reignite the erotic passion of their past?

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The Education Of Sebastian & The Education Of Caroline


The book trailer I found is in Italian, but I think the pictures tell the story.
Also, I speak Spanish and I can understand the gist of the words in Italian,
if you speak a bit of Spanish you might get it also.

I adored these books. Right now it has been rereleased as a set and it is the first time I have read them.  I haven’t read anything by Jane until now, though I knew of her and have her on my TBR list, I hadn’t seen these two particular books.

I am so glad I had a chance to read them now.

It starts with The Education of Sebastian, which in my mind, I know I should have been repulsed by the taboo elements that came with their relationship, and it isn’t just the affair that normally would have my head saying no no no!, but in my heart, man, this couple tore the emotion from me.  In their first love scene, I actually had tears running down my face.  It was beautiful.  They both have been shoved down, ignored, beat on (in one of their cases), bullied, hurt, held back, then they come together, each with another person who finally shows them actual love. Seriously, tears. 

I was rooting for them.  I wanted them to hold off for 3 months and then follow their dreams.  I wanted everything to work out for them.  I hurt for them when one or both of them hurt, I smiled so big when things were going their way, I adore this book.

As you can see from the blurb for The Education of Caroline, they did separate for a bit, like 10 years.

Then they were both at the same training seminar for journalists going into enemy territory (that is not the exact term).  Sebastian was there as a marine who was a linguist, Caroline as the journalist.

Sebastian was so angry with her. 

Understandably so until Caroline gets to give her reasoning.  Even so, I would have been just as hurt as Sebastian was.  Sebastian has changed from the sweet boy he was to the hardened marine that Caroline now has in front of her.  Caroline is no longer the docile housewife, but has turned into the woman she wanted to be.  They both really have been through so much.  I wasn’t sure if he was going to be able to work through his broken heart that he had carried with him all of those years.

No matter how hurt either of them were, the chemistry between these two was still there, they still were drawn to each other.  They were/are amazing together.  I can’t tell you if they can get through the hurt they have both caused each other in the past and present, but I will say the journey to finding out is more than worth it.    I loved this book just as much as I loved The Education of Sebastian.  I ended up reading 2/3 of this in 1 day and the rest the next and these two books are over 900 pages put together.  I did not want to put them down.

Thank you Jane Harvey-Barrick for such a beautiful story between the two.  This is one of those moments where I feel honored to have read a certain book. 

I was given a copy of the book to facilitate this review.


I started writing contemporary romance two years ago. Before that, I didn’t think I could write a sex scene. Turns out I can!

My lucky number is 13 because I was born on the 13th and live near a haunted castle by the ocean. My number one past-time is watching hot surfers get changed into (and out of) their wetsuits.

My husband doesn’t read my books. My mother does.

Writing is my love, my hobby, my total addiction. All my characters are important to me and whisper their stories, even when I’ve finished writing their books. That’s why you’ll often find bonus chapters/out-takes from various books, because those voices just won’t be quiet.

Jane Harvey Berrick

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  • Jane Harvey-Berrick

    Thank you so much – I’m really happy you enjoyed Sebastian and Caro’s journey. 😀 jx

    • heathermanning

      You’re welcome! Thank you for sharing it with us. One of those stories that you just want to keep going forever because you love the couple so much.

      • Jane Harvey-Berrick

        I’ve found it hard to let them go. Hence all the bonus chapters LOL! THANK YOU! jx