Monday, July 25, 2016

Review: Spanish Lessons by Jessica Peterson


Last week I got an email from author Jessica Peterson asking if I'd like to review her book Lessons in Gravity, which is the second book in her Study Abroad series. After checking it out on Amazon, I was very interested, and noticed that book 1 in the series, Spanish Lessons, was free! I downloaded it and dove in right away.

If you haven't read Spanish Lessons, you MUST! Here's a summary from Amazon:

Vivian Bingley has big plans for her semester abroad in Spain… 

Along with her BFF Maddie, Vivian hopes to indulge her inner Art History nerd by visiting the best museums in the world. She also wants to tackle more practical concerns—like a less than stellar GPA in her major, Economics—with the help of a Spanish tutor. 

But falling for her studly Spanish tutor definitely isn’t one of them. 

MadrileƱo Rafa Montoya is the stuff study abroad dreams are made of: super studly and super smart. He also happens to be super into Vivian. With his wicked dancing skills and his passion for the arts, he tempts her to throw caution to the wind and live out her wildest dreams. 

Only problem? Maddie wants Rafa, too, and Vivian promised herself she’d never settle for second best again…not after a hookup-gone-awry last semester left her heartbroken. Is it best for Vivian to protect her heart at all costs? Or is letting Rafa in worth the risk? 


My review: 5 stars!
Hot hot hot! This book drew me in immediately and I devoured it in just one day. I never studied abroad myself, but after reading this, I wish I had taken the chance and done something like that! Even if I didn't get to meet a guy as swoony as Rafa, what an amazing adventure!

And Rafa is a dreamy book boyfriend.... not only gorgeous, he's kind, caring, loving, and a damn fine dancer! If you enjoy a bit of angst, you'll find some in here as Vivian fights her feelings because of her best friend's crush on Rafa. I found the details on Spanish culture and language so interesting and I was so ready to read the next book in the series. Stay tuned for my review of book 2!


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