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

Kissing Tolstoy (Dear Professor, #1)

Proceeds for the month of release 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 ...

Details Kissing Tolstoy (Dear Professor, #1)

TitleKissing Tolstoy (Dear Professor, #1)
Release DateNov 7th, 2017
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Humor, Funny

Reviews Kissing Tolstoy (Dear Professor, #1)

  • Mysza
    Penny Reid, you know you have to write more about them now, right? I want to know what "I" stands for!Anyway, that was cute little thing, I hope we'll get some more.
  • Dali
    Updated 04.20.2017Do you LOVE getting one of your favorite author's newsletter? I do because each month we get a new chapter in this story!!This short story has evolved into a serial written by Penny Reid and only available to her newsletter subscribers. “These are truths universally acknowledged. Men who ride motorcycles, who wear leather like a second skin, and look hot doing it don’t date ladies who idolize Tolstoy. Tuesday night is trivia...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    Awww this was a super cute short story! Can't believe I had never seen it around before. Bravo Ms. Reid! I wish this was a full length novel.***this is a FREE short story you can read online***http://nocturnalbookreviews.blogspot....
  • Kiki
    *******reviewing ebook - Kissing Tolstoy*******Also known as: Nobody Looks Good in Leather Pants (or bowties) I was speechless for a while after reading what was part 13 in the newsletter.I couldn’t believe my eyes and from that point this book already became a 5 star read for me.I loved that part so much, that I was contemplating writing an email to Penny Reid and cyberstalking her and gush about how much I love her and serenade her or somethi...
  • Norah Una Sumner
    Probably one of the best short stories I've ever read.Penny Reid is a freaking genius.I love her writing,her characters,her humor-everything she writes,even if it's as short as this story,is just fantastic and extremely fun.I wish that she would write more of this story,I NEED TO KNOW WHAT "I" STANDS FOR!Oh,and you can read this beast on Nocturnal Book Reviews Blogspot.
  • Stacey is Sassy
    The motorcycle man has a brainI am so glad Penny Reid decided to raise money for a good cause. See, I’m not a fan of reading snippets or excerpts. Crazy, I know, but I don’t want to get sucked in without instant satisfaction. A snippet ends too soon. An excerpt doesn’t leave me satisfied. What if I got to the end and I’m desperate for more…and I have to WAIT. That waiting could be, like 5 minutes (search, buy and download) or it could b...
  • Karla
    4 Stars! Fabulous Freebie Short!!Weeeeellll...that all depends on who's wearing the leather pants! Goodness gracious, I hope the author takes the leather pants and runs with them...I want more! Adorable! My first Penny Reid and just from this short I can see why so many readers find her stories appealing. Thanks for free read Penny Reid, now I'm off to buy one of your books, we need to keep you in money so you can keep writing!
  • ♥~♥Geri Reads ♥~♥
    This is a free read written by Penny as part of Nocturnal Book Review blogoversary celebration!Dear Ms. Penny Reid, I myself would like to know what the "I" in Mary I. Harris stands for.So if you could write more...that would be great. :DGeri
    5 I Want More Stars! This was a fabulous short story that just teased me & had me wanting more! This guy was delicious!!! :D
  • Book-Bosomed blog
    "Proceeds during November go to hurricane relief efforts." A win-win situation right there: Readers essentially get a book and make a donation to a worthy cause all with one 1-click. And that's the best thing this book has going for it....2 StarsAnna Harris, 21, lives a boring life for a college student. She’s afraid to take chances, and she’s losing opportunities in the process. Luca Kroft, 31, is the leather clad, motorcycle riding by Valen...
  • Jaya
    How does she do it? Put you through a wringer of emotional highs and lows?I'v never been so jealous of any character as I am of Anna because she has someone like Luca in her life, dammit!
  • NixLapi
    If you're asking yourself why buy something that has been given free (Penny Reid's newsletter contained an installment each month thru 2017), the expanded version really rounds out the details in the story. Also Luca's POV and epilogues! Also charity (all proceeds from sales in Nov. 2017 are going to hurricane relief).I often enjoy the professor/student trope, but don't typically enjoy NA story - this definitely did not have the feel of a typical...
  • Cyndi
    Penny Reid has this book on sale at Amazon for $2.99 to benefit hurricane relief. Great cause, great author, great book! Anna meets a man on a blind date. She tells him he can recognize her by her leather pants. He shows up on a motorcycle dressed all in leather. Then she finds out a mistake was made and he is not the friend of her friend. Embarrassment ensues, she dodges the date. Then finds out he is her new professor in Russian Literature. ...
  • Paige
    4 Stars!Cute. Quirky. Quick Penny Reid loveliness.
  • Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
  • Sophia Triad
    Super cute little story. Marry I. Harris, one year after having broken up from her douche boyfriend, starts looking for love again. Her friend Emily sets her up with Lucas.Marry and Lucas will meet for a blind date at valentine's day wearing leather pants. Lucas has a big surprise for her.You can find it for free at Nocturnal Book Reviews.
  • Lady E
    I know this was a short story, I do, BUT REALLY PENNY REALLY??????? You can't just get me all invested, drop the mic, and then WALK AWAY!!!!! NOT COOL! I think you should take some time, from your busy writing books I love and laugh way to hard in public at schedule, and consider making this one full length. Mkay? THANKS!! I'll wait......
  • Barbara
    This was a treat via newsletter but it’s even better as a book. A quick read and one of the most romantic and well written that I’ve ever read in the romance genre. Reid manages to coin new words (that you feel you can’t wait to start using before how the heck did we live without them until now?!), spew one liners that are worthy of Oscar Wilde as well as on point with contemporary society, plus she gives voice to a highly literate and well...
  • Shayna
    This was SO SO SO SO SO GREAT!!! Review to come.
  • Fiona
    Really needed to be longer as I have lots of unanswered questions about Luca's father - how does he rest when he finds out about the grant? When he meets Anna? How does Dominika react to Anna? Does Anna pass the course? No flack about their relationship? What about the mediation? It just.... ended..... and with BIG HOLES and I hate big holes and unfinished bits. I know it is a fundraiser but it is unsatisfying.
  • Irina
    Edit - Nov 10, 2017: Since I've finished the published version, there's no point in continuing this review.This was fun.Can't wait for June 2018 to start Nobody Looks Good Naked. Edit - Nov 7, 2017: The published version is here! Edit - Oct 27, 2017: The new cover for the actual book: Edit - Oct 24, 2017: Oops. Still not the end. Yay! Edit - Oct 19, 2017: This was the last part and it was one of the best. But still not enough. I want moar. Edit...
  • Kara-karina
    Thank you so much, Penny, for linking it to my blog! I adored this story and keep hoping it will turn into something more... :) hugs xxx
  • Rachelle
    5 stars"There's nothing wrong with being shabby and small. Hobbits are shabby and small and look how badass they are. Plus, second breakfasts for the win"About a year-ish ago, I read Penny Reid's Truth or Beard, and *unpopular opinion alert* I kind of lowkey hated it. Really not a fan. So basically I wiped my hands of anything Penny Reid and moved on in the world of NA romance.But then....I read Beard Science (cause Cletus, duh), and enjoyed it.A...
  • Karen Woolf
    Reading this story one chapter at a time this past year has been absolutely torturous. However, it was beautiful torture. I loved these characters and their story. I liked how Penny Reid brought in famous literature and really incorporated it into the narrative. I've not read any Russian literature, but I saw the excellent 2016 miniseries, War and Peace...and I was glad I had that in my brain because it really enhanced my understanding of the sto...
  • Janey
    A short, slick & side-splitting treat focusing on a student and her Russian lit professor. Full of Penny’s unique humour and wealth of knowledge, I was easily engaged with the characters, and entertained by their exploits.Originally released in parts via her newsletter, this edition compiles and extends the story, whilst raising funds for the hurricane relief efforts.I am, however, hopeful that Penny may extend their story further, as there are...
  • Blackjack
    I eschewed reading this novella in serial form throughout the entire 2017 and so I was able to sit down and read it quickly in nearly one sitting this week. I really like Penny Reid's novellas and think she does well in this format, though I am a huge fan of her novels. I also really like her NA books, even though it is not the subgenre she tends to write. In fact, just about anything Reid writes is worth my time.I liked Kissing Tolstoy, formerly...