Spanish Lessons by Jessica Peterson (Book Review)

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.

Madrileño 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?


(review request submitted by the author for an honest critique) 
Attending school abroad sounds like quite an adventure and it was for Vivian. On her first night in Madrid, she met a sweet, charming, and romantic man who made her less homesick. He brought happiness into her life when she was feeling pretty sad and lost. Lost as in… What the heck am I doing with my life?
It was inevitable they would fall in love. Yes, the timing wasn’t ideal. But cupid doesn’t care about that. When his love arrow strikes, there’s no fighting it. You can try but why. LIVE IN THE NOW. 
That’s exactly what Jessica had Vi and Rafa doing and the result was a relationship which didn’t end with one semester. With true love, you find a way to stay together because when you love someone that intensely, you make it happen. 
Jessica, thank you for writing a truly romantic love story and for also teaching me a bit of Spanish along the way. I am far from fluent but I can say and recognize more than a handful of words now. 

So thanks, teach. You are one heckuva tutor. 🙂
Heart Rating System:
1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
 Score: ❤❤❤❤

Jessica Peterson began reading romance to escape the decidedly unromantic awkwardness of her teenage years. Having found solace in the likes of Rhett Butler and Mr. Darcy, it wasn’t long before she began creating tall, dark, and handsome heroes of her own.

A graduate of Duke University, Jessica worked at an investment bank before leaving to pursue her writerly dreams. She lives with her husband, the tall, dark, and handsome Mr. Peterson, in Charlotte, North Carolina.


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2 Responses to Spanish Lessons by Jessica Peterson (Book Review)

  1. This is one I will have to get. It sounds great. Thank you for sharing this one. The cover was cute.

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