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

Kissing Tolstoy (Dear Professor, #1)Kissing Tolstoy by Penny Reid
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


6+++++ “Andrei and Natasha” stars

Lord help me this book was like crack.


“You infect me, body and soul, with primitive thoughts of claiming and conquering. I do not know who I am when I touch you. I am no longer civilized, I am blood and heat and lust. I barely recognize myself.”

I’ve only ever felt this happy reading one other book and that’s The Hating Game by Sally Thorne.

GUYS. READ.THIS.RIGHT.NOW

Honestly

My cheeks hurt from grinning; I’ve highlighted so much Luca just made by list of best book boyfriends.

This book is about Anna, a quirky, nerdy girl who mistakenly emails the wrong person to ask him out on a date……the guy shows up they have a great time but she bolts! Before the date is over after he comes clean and tells her that she emailed the wrong person, but he was so charmed by her email he decided to show up anyways.

The guys name is Luca Kroft and he’s sexy leather wearing big, broad, Russian Lit professor….HER Russian lit professor. And she had no idea until she shows up to her much anticipated class and it’s the guy she bailed on from her date!

This was just so much fun so much gush!

“Men who ride motorcycles and wear leather like a second skin, and look hot doing it, they don’t date ladies who idolize Tolstoy. Tuesday night is trivia night for me, unless I have a new jigsaw puzzle I’m excited about or I’m in my tragic novel reading cave.”

Anna is so endearing! She loves puzzles, trivia night, tragic romance novels and Russian literature. She’s so incredibly down to earth and sweet and very opinionated! She’s also Bi- Racial. Ughghgh I love her. I loved absolutely everything about her. Penny Reid does such a fantastic job making a heroine that I’m always a bit taken aback when I read her books. They’re always so distinctly quirky. Thank god for that because I’m beyond tired of nice blonde heroines.

“She smells like wildflowers and quiet libraries, redolent of peace and excuberance.”

Ok Lets talk about Professor Luca Kroft. Aka F**** me Papi *pretend that’s in Russian* have you ever met a guy and just known right away that you wanna sit on their face…yea that’s how I feel about Luca. He made me tingly…everything that came out of his mouth made me melt and him and Anna are my O fucking T P. They are literally made for each other. He’s big blonde and blue eyed and just a manly nerd..I don’t know how to explain it. He’s so witty and passionate, he’s all heart and soul and he just doesn’t know what to do when Anna’s equal wit and passion fall into his life…I ate it up.

Alright, I’m just babbling because I just finished this book and I feel so lost. This book was my missing puzzle piece and now I have to go read Russian Literature and cry over my precious babies.

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My American Duchess By Eloisa James

My American DuchessMy American Duchess by Eloisa James

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


“You are my American Duchess.”….”You poor milk into tea at the wrong time, but you do everything else the right way. I love the way you speak. And I love what you say. I’ve never met another woman who is as fascinating.
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I’m a mess over this book guys. While reading I found myself crying involuntarily. Avoiding the book because I wanted to make it last as long as possible, gobbling it up like one eats a piece of cheesecake and swoony my heart away.

Suffice it to say that I’m now a big fan of Eloisa James!
I can’t say much about the story because a huge plot twist happens in the middle of the book that had me shook so just read the synopsis for the book!

But I have to talk about my feels!

I loved Merry ❤ she was opinionated, unapologetically herself, warm and determined. She is easily one of my all time favorite Historical Romance heroines. In England she is a fish out of water…separated by a common tongue, culture, and social structure but she handles it all with absolute grace.

She’s already had more than one fiancé in American and her and her family has decided that enough is enough so she is determined to finally find an actual fiancé and marry him in England. She’s an heiress from Boston who is voluptuous, unapologetically American and loves every kind of plant and flower. She also rocks her NATURAL CURLS


“Right then and there, she made up her mind that there would be no more curling irons. Her natural curls would have to do.”

She’s just so interesting! Not only does she love gardening like seriously love it but she also has an obsession, one can say, of facts..she will always sprinkle in some history or trivial fact into any conversation she might be having, no matter the station of the person she’s speaking to. So you can gather that she’s not that palatable for the English.

Oh but some people find her very very palatable.

I can’t say much about the romance because …spoilers! Ughghg but I will say that this is a fabulous tale of opposites attract. With sexual tension that grips you in just the right way. With such depth in the writing and skill in every sex scene…you’ll find yourself very much like me swooning and crying involuntarily.

Pick this up I highly recommend it for Historical Romance lovers! THIS is a guaranteed good time with all the warm and fuzzies.

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The AlchemistThe Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m speechless

this is one of the most inspirational books I’ve ever read.
I want to read this book every year….every time I need a lift
this is a book that is meant to be reread and reread and loved even more.
I understand now why its a modern classic
you really need to read this at least once it your life.
it’s truly life changing.

I’m still in search of my own personal legend.
but I will be paying even closer attention to all the omens and signs the universe and god sends me
I believe with everything in me in maktub.

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Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables #1)Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

ALL OF THE STARS IN THE BIG POETICAL SKY

I’m…verklempt ….
I simply can’t express what this book means to me right now.
How much I connected with Anne, how much I adore her, how well this is written….this is pure magic everyone should read it.
please read it. Listen to it..whatever everyone has to experience this ..its magical.
If anything do it for Gilbert Blythe


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Here are some of my favorite quotes *squeals*

“Oh, Marilla,” she exclaimed one Saturday morning, coming dancing in with her arms full of gorgeous boughs, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

“I still love her with an inextinguishable love. It makes me very sad at times to think about her. But really, Marilla, one can’t stay sad very long in such an interesting world, can one?”

“ALL things great are wound up with all things little.”

“She was all “spirit and fire and dew,”

“a glorious October, all red and gold, with mellow mornings when the valleys were filled with delicate mists as if the spirit of autumn had poured them in for the sun to drain—amethyst, pearl, silver, rose, and smoke-blue. The dews were so heavy that the fields glistened like cloth of silver and there were such heaps of rustling leaves in the hollows of many-stemmed woods to run crisply through.”

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To Seduce a Sinner (Legend of the Four Soldiers #2) by Elizabeth Hoyt

To Seduce a Sinner (Legend of the Four Soldiers, #2)To Seduce a Sinner by Elizabeth Hoyt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Have you ever REALLY wanted an empanada? and you think about it all day and you just can’t get an empanada? and its almost like you can smell it and you’re cranky all day UNTIL you FINALLY get an empanada and you take the smell into your greedy nostrils and take a yummy savory bite! and the beautiful golden flakes sprinkle all over your shirt and your hair and you dont care because you’ve been waiting all day to eat your empanada and you’re finally feeling its goodness on your tongue?


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Thats EXACTLY what reading this book was like.

This was like a delicious hot, crispy, flaky, meaty empanadilla and I have no regrets that I ate this whole.

are you hungry? good
go read this you wont be hungry anymore.

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Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. Ward

Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2)Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


ALL OF THE STARS FOR THE BEAST AND HIS TAMER, TRUE?

****Mild spoilers for the book and sorta spoilers for the rest of the books****
************REREAD 2017************

Oh this book, you dont just read this book…you feel this book in your whole body.

while the first book was great this book was so much fucking better! so much depth, so many more emotions, so many LOL’s ugh. If you started this series and weren’t convinced by Dark Lover I URGE you to read Lover Eternal because you will most certainly change your mind.

Rhage Rhage RHAGE my beautiful snuggly, vampire puppy man I love you so much you’re my favorite fucking brother.

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Its honestly so lovely how Rhage first meets Mary! he’s just came down from the beast and when he does he can’t see…and Mary just happens to be at the mansion with John Matthew and he hears her voice and it soothes him.

“Her throat undulated under his hand as if she were swollowing. “My name…my name is Mary I’m here with a friend.” Rhage stopped breathing. His heart skipped a beat and then slowed. “Say that again” he whispered. “Ah m name is Mary Luce. I’m a friend of Bella’s..we came here with a boy, with John Matthew. We were invited.” Rhage shivered, a balmy rush bloomed out all over his skin. The musical lint of her voice, the rhythm of her speech, the sound of her words, it all spread through him, calming him, comforting him. Chaining him sweetly. He closed his eyes. “say something else.” “What?” she asked, baffled. “Talk. Talk to me. I want to hear your voice again.”

After having to erase her memories of him he tricks Bella into setting him up on a date with her because he can’t stop thinking about her voice. That whole scene was hilarious I laughed so many times. “You will call Mary and tell her to meet me tonight for dinner.”

and they actually go on dates which didn’t really happen in the first book lol and Rhage wants to be with her so bad he keeps coming back like a puppy but Mary isn’t just a normal gal..shes really sick and has never been noticed by anyone before least of all a sexy beast like Rhage! so she keeps pushing him away.

Also it doesn’t help that theres a beast inside of him that wants to come out and play whenever it smells her arousal.
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This book was so tender the way Rhage is with Mary will melt your heart and make you swoon! the first time he sees her naked will always stay with me because it filled me tears and made my heart soar. He’s so special.

But oh when they’re together its something special. Their bond is so fucking special, considering how the beast that lives inside him loves Mary too! I will always ship these too! The Beast made me love them more they’re honestly my favorite besides Xcor and Layla

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for the rest of the story lines
(SPOILERS)
-> I loved Wellsie omg she is such an amazing female! sucks even more whats gunna happen 😦
-> John Matthew omg..my precious baby..I’m so attached to him! way more now than when I first read these! I’m so attached to him and protective of him he’s been through so much and that scene he had with Wellsie when she let him cry..I cried too it just shows what an amazing person wellsie is and how lost JM was. It was the moment when he realized he’s finally understand and he’s where he belongs and it broke me. im kinda upset that his mate is who she is. I feel like he deserves someone better I feel like he shoulda been with a nice chosen..but alas when I re read his book maybe I’ll change my mind
-> tots forgot Layla was introduced here! I feel so bad for her she was so ready to be just an inanimate sex doll for Rhage. She reminded me of Marissa in that shes perpetually unwanted and undesired thats why I loved her and Xcor so much omg reading that and knowing she has Xcor was great!
-> I absolutely LOVE Bella and much to my surprise…I kinda ship her with Phury just a bit..just a little bitty bit..sigh I just love Phury so much
-> I love Phury he’s like the Ringo Star of the Brotherhood …my beautiful loyal vampire I adore you you’re a true gentleman
->that fucking scene where Rhage gets tied down with chains so that beast can come out a bit when hes making love to Mary fuck me that was sinfully hot shit shit shit
-> Mary’s DR appoints. hurt me in such a personal level because I’ve had to go through blood transfusion too and her pain was my pain. I feel like if I was a shellan I would be Mary I adore her.

I really enjoyed this book I love all of the brotherhod books
I can’t wait untill the next one
If anyone is contemplation reading this series, please do

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