Kissing Tolstoy (Dear Professor Series #1)

Kissing Tolstoy (Dear Professor Series #1)

by Penny Reid
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Kissing Tolstoy (Dear Professor Series #1) by Penny Reid

Proceeds for the month of November go to hurricane relief efforts!

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 for free over the course of 2017.

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ISBN-13: 9781942874362
Publisher: Cipher-Naught
Publication date: 11/07/2017
Series: Dear Professor Series , #1
Pages: 222
Sales rank: 189,252
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.47(d)

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Kissing Tolstoy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Had I known Russian literature could be so captivating, I would have read it long ago! How does Penny Reid do it? When will her next Professor book come out? Love all things Penny Reid!
Anonymous 10 months ago
I loved this book!
AngyP More than 1 year ago
Kissing Tolstoy is a smart romantic comedy, that not only made me laugh and sigh in love, it also made me think further and google every reference to Russian lit—Wow… Mind Blown!—And I totally loved it. The characters were infuriatingly intelligent with sexy brains, smart mouths, and their romance was forbidden, seductive and beautifully romantic. Leather pants. Bowties. Stern expressions. All things that shouldn’t be attractive, but were damn sexy on Luca Kroft. Kissing Tolstoy features the story of Anna and Luca. Anna is looking for her perfect kind of nice and an honest typo in an email leads her to find exactly what she is looking for…. In her Russian Lit teacher. The sexiest and smartest—maybe in the contrary order, because his brain was sexier than his body—professor Luca Kroft. Hence, forbidden romance. Luca’s external hotness played second fiddle to the sexiness of his brain. Ohhhhh I love a forbidden romance. I love the sexual tension, the sneaky encounters, the stolen kisses. I love the climax of the moment when they finally can be together and not to worry about loving each other so much. And all this and more is in Kissing Tolstoy. What did I like the most? The constant reference to War & Peace by Tolstoy *sigh* It was enlightening to read their discussions about how they saw the characters, and the story and how they agreed to disagree. All in all, Kissing Tolstoy was awesome!! 100% recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book! Penny Reid is my favorite author, she never disappoints!
ElJayMills More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book immensely. But why wouldn't I when I thoroughly enjoy all of Penny Reid's books??? But Luca's still holding out on Anna - not cool.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Russian like love! I totally enjoyed the foray into Russian literature and the debates that were briefly constructed. It brought me back to my college intellectual decent into all things Classic. Beautiful!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Penny Reid's work. Besides the can't put down funny, quirky, little nerdy, love story; you also learned little something. This time it's Russian literature. I would have never wanted to learn about War and Peace or Anna Karenina if it wasn't for Reid. Who said you can't learn by reading a romance? Who said love stories have nothing to do with learning new things?
MiekeReads More than 1 year ago
Kissing Tolstoy is a fun, clever, and satisfying read. I generally stay away from the Teacher/Student trope because it is so often creepy as hell. Maybe it's because I've never had a single teacher or professor I found remotely hot. Or maybe it's because I dislike huge inequities in power, authority, and age in my HEAs. While Kissing Tolstoy had a 10 year age gap between the characters and, obviously one of the characters was a professor the book didn't have a predator and prey dynamic. (Thank God, because ick.) By the end of the novella I had no doubt that Luca and Anna would have been perfect for each other no matter what age, job or background they had. If Anna would have been the older professor and Luca the student they still would have worked just as well. They did not work because Luca had some schoolgirl fetish and Anna had a deep seeded need to be dominated in a relationship. They just belonged together because their personalities and passions complemented each other perfectly. Plus, I bet their kids would be seriously beautiful and brilliant. I would recommend this novella to anyone who enjoys contemporary romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story. I loved this so much. Smart characters, interesting and intelligent banter. Only disappointment is I want more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have adored Anna & Luca for months and months...so glad to finally get the ending i was hoping for. I love Penny Reid. I savor her words, she always writes heroines like people I really know and would be friends with. Loved it!