ARC Review | Professor Feelgood by Leisa Rayven

Professor Feelgood by Leisa Rayven
Series: Masters of Love
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: September 16th, 2018
ARC from the author

What’s a girl to do when a man who’s countless shades of wrong feels oh-so-right?

Ambitious book editor Asha Tate is a hopeless romantic. Despite her mediocre track record with men, she believes in swooning, sighing, and the everlasting love of true soul mates. Sure, sex is okay, but she’s not someone who’s ever been driven by her animal urges.

Until now.

When Asha stumbles upon the scorching hot Instagram feed of someone calling himself Professor Feelgood, she falls in lust for the first time. Not only is she left panting over the professor’s insane body, but his angst-filled poetry about losing his one true love speaks straight to her soul.

Desperately in need of a bestseller for her struggling publishing company, Asha knows the professor’s potential to sell to his millions of loyal followers could be the lifeline her bosses need. However, the ink is barely dry on a book deal before she realizes she’s made a terrible mistake. Sure, the professor is incredibly talented and sexier than any man has a right to be, but the man behind the persona isn’t at all who she pictured. In real life, he’s intense, arrogant and infuriating, and his uncanny ability to rub her the wrong way turns her dream project into a total nightmare.

Knowing that the professor is everything she doesn’t want in a man should help Asha ignore her occasional urges to mount him, but she quickly learns that explosive, unwanted chemistry can make even smart people do stupid things.

| Book Review |

I’m sure this is old hat at this point, but Leisa Rayven is an author that I’ve been wanting to try for a long time. When I saw the blurb for Professor Feelgood, I knew this is where I’d be jumping on the bandwagon, and I’m glad I did. Did I have some issues with this book? Sure, so let’s get them out of the way now so I can move on to the things I like – things that ensure I’ll pick up more books by this author. First of all, I found the blurb not only misleading (I didn’t find Asha’s track record with men mediocre, it was more DOA,) it also left out a key detail that, IMO should have been part of it. Mostly because that detail wasn’t really a surprise, and it didn’t happen far enough in the book to warrant a ‘reveal.’ I find this to be a mild spoiler, but a spoiler nonetheless, so highlight to see. The fact that ‘Professor Feelgood’ was actually someone from Asha’s past should have been included in the blurb, even if in a vague way. I feel like the blurb deliberately leaves this out, but it changes the entire tone of the story and I feel like it should have been clear when I picked it up. Having said that, I also feel like that makes me a high maintenance reader, so take it with a grain of salt. As far as the personalities of the female friend group in goes, I feel like they were alike to the point of being interchangeable. Sure, some of their experiences were different, but that should have had more of a hand in shaping them and made their differences more evident. There was also a major event in the heroes life that felt glossed over, which brings me to my last dislike. I do feel like this book was all surface. There really wasn’t much depth here, but there could have been, and it could have really kicked this book up a notch. And I rarely say this because it’s usually clear to me why an author goes with a specific point of view, but I think points of view from both main characters in this book would have helped.

OK – so what did I like about this book? Asha’s relationship with her sister and their relationship with their grandmother. I love strong family ties in a story, and they were wonderfully shown here. Also, Asha’s friend Joanna who has out of this world stories. I have a friend like this – a friend who has stories so extraordinary you find some things hard to believe, only to have them come up from someone else in future conversation corroborating the events. I mean, the stories she tells and comment bombs she drops aren’t nearly as jaw dropping as Joanna’s, but they’re fun to hear. It makes me hope that we have a Joanna book in the future. I would really love to hear her story. The steamy scenes in this book were just that, and I, of course, loved reading them. Asha and Jake had great chemistry whether they were arguing in a boardroom or getting it on between the sheets, and it just made it that much more fun when they finally did get together. Though I do wish we’d gotten a tad more of Jake’s past. It would have filled in a lot of his blanks.

It might sound like I had a lot of issues with this book, but despite them, I enjoyed this premise, and I really couldn’t read this book fast enough. It pulled me right in, and I had a hard time putting it down. Professor Feelgood had me addicted, and it made me excited to go back and read the first book in this series. You better believe I’ll be picking up the next! If you’re a fan of romance, don’t let this book pass you by. Pick it up and know you’re in for a good time!

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4 thoughts on “ARC Review | Professor Feelgood by Leisa Rayven

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  1. Well, you’re ahead of me because I hadn’t heard of the author or her books. But, I think they look fun and feisty based on this one. Her bestfriend sounds lots of fun and the conflict nice and light when I’m in the mood for that. I agree about how that tidbit in your highlighted section does affect the story and might have deserved a mention.
    Glad you had a good time with your first book by the author. LOL, love the title.

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  2. Chemistry …that does not surprise me from Leisa’s books! I hope to get back to them at some point once I have more room in my reading schedule #bloggerproblem

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  3. A big portion of my rating normally goes to how engaging a book is to be honest. I don’t always find it easy to get sucked into a story where I can’t put it down, so when I find those books boy I just LOVE them. Now you have made me want to add this one to my list here.

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