“What happened to us, Ash?
We used to think we’d be friends forever. We dreamed so big it hurt our brains. And now…
The biggest thing we have in common these days is our anger, and I have no goddamn clue how to change that.”
I haven’t read a Leisa Rayven story in such a long time and I have no idea why. I think it’s just a case of too many books and not enough time. So when I saw she was releasing a new story I jumped at the chance to get to read another of her stories and oh boy, is she a phenomenal storyteller or what. The emotions she portrayed I felt to my core, it was deep, poignant and intense. I really enjoyed Professor Feelgood, but it was not at all what I was expecting, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing either. I like experiencing the unexpected. What I thought was going to be a light-hearted and fun read was in fact an angsty emotional rollercoaster ride. I am a total sucker for angsty stories that send my emotions into overdrive, so I was completely in the zone with this one.
Asha is a romantic, who would love to find the perfect partner, but her love life is going nowhere and I mean nowhere fast. So as a way to distract herself from her non-existent love life, she is focusing solely on her career and a potential promotion opportunity. Asha works at a publishing house and in order for her to secure her long sought after promotion she will need to bring in the next bestseller.
Asha is going through the motions of attempting to find the perfect manuscript in order to become the next bestseller when she remembers her infatuation with the faceless man from Instagram who writes the most moving and tortured poetry. It’s evident through his words that he has been through a certain amount of heartbreak and despair.
Asha becomes determined to get the alluring and mysterious Professor Feelgood to sign with her publishing company. She has lusted after him for so long and can’t think of anyone better to work with. As a way to seal the deal, she has offered him the largest advance her publishing company has ever offered.
“How is it possible to feel so many conflicting emotions about a single person? How can I love him and hate him at the same time? How can I want to never see him again and want to beg him to never leave my side?”
Asha and Professor Feelgood have a profound and electrifying sexual tension, which just about flew off the pages of my kindle. I became completely enamoured and addicted to these two. Working together however did not prove to be an easy task. There was so much anger and hate, but I think that added to the sexual tension and angst ten-fold. I would have liked to have some perspective from the Professor’s POV, to know what he was thinking and what made him tick, but I think it would have taken away the mystery that surrounded the poetic Professor.
Professor Feelgood had just the right balance of heartfelt emotion, angst, fun and laughs and I found it really entertaining. There were a few twists and turns and things I did not see coming and I adored these little surprises I discovered along the way. If you are after a story that is sure to make you believe in happily ever after, then check-out Professor Feelgood because he is sure to make you swoon.