September 17, 2019

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Who knew learning Russian literature could be so hot?
The hottest part of this book was Luca. He was the gorgeous professor that had to deal with his students (and me) falling in love with him. He was incredibly cerebral and it was impossible not to squirm at the way his brain worked or for how passionately he would debate his argument. Don't you just love when a man's intelligence, and not just his utter beauty, is what really turns you on? While I found his aloof manner and awkwardness absolutely adorable, when it came to Anna... not so much. She drove me nuts and upset me SO MUCH, but I think that was the point. At least I hope it was. As a geek/nerd girl, I love seeing myself represented in books, but I found it hard to relate to Anna. She was immature and acted like a brat and I'm tired of using age as an excuse. I think it was a matter of book smarts vs. street smarts and she severely lacked the latter. Navigating social relationships and conversations didn't seem to be her forte no matter how many times she found it necessary to tell me, the reader, that she was quite proficient. Nope. She wasn't. But I loved this girl's big brain.

Kissing Tolstoy was a sweet and charming student/teacher romance that made me fall deeply in love with Dr. Luca. He was perfection! I'll take him with leather pants or bowties or button-down shirts or t-shirts or a brown paper bag. I'll take him however I can get him!!

Book Synopsis
Kissing Tolstoy by Penny Reid
What do you do when you discover that your super-hot blind date from months ago is now your super-hot Russian Lit professor?

You overthink everything and pray for a swift end to your misery, of course!

‘Kissing Tolstoy’ is the first book in the Dear Professor series, is 46k words, and can be read as a standalone. A shorter version of this story (28k words) was entitled ‘Nobody Looks Good in Leather Pants’ and was available via Penny Reid’s newsletter over the course of 2017.

About Penny Reid
Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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