• Kissing Galileo

  • Friends to Lovers New Adult Romance (Dear Professor, Book 2)
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Jacob Morgan, Fiona Fischer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (241 ratings)

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Kissing Galileo

By: Penny Reid
Narrated by: Jacob Morgan,Fiona Fischer
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Publisher's Summary

Her professor just saw her mostly naked. Awkwardness is guaranteed to ensue.  

What do you do when your freakishly smart and wickedly sarcastic Research Methods professor sees you mostly naked? You befriend him, of course.

Kissing Galileo is the second book in the Dear Professor series, is 70k words, and can be listened to as a stand-alone. A shorter version of this story (40k words) was entitled Nobody Looks Good Naked and was available via Penny Reid’s newsletter for free over the course of 2018-19.

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I wasn't expecting to like it this much

I confess that I reluctantly decided to listen to this one. I barely managed to finish Book 1 because of its cringeworthy narration but then I saw that this was narrated by Jacob Morgan and he can absolutely read the instruction manual to how to fix a tractor and I would happily listen to it. It was a nice surprise to see that the female narrator that bothered me SO MUCH in the first book got a lot better. She still has a little to go, but she was really nice to listen to this time.
As for the story, as someone who struggled with her weight her whole time it rang really true. All the issues and insecurities that come from it were portrayed in a true and raw way and I really appreciated that. I also loved that it was the guy who had the weight issues and not the girl. It affects everyone, Being invisible is akin to not existing and that can really do a number on a person. I am so glad that the dude found the right damsel to accept him for who he was. I loved how Emily and Victor found a way to each other. Great read/listen!

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A perfectly OK book

Here are my thoughts:

1. I did not read the first book in this series. I don't think that was a major stumbling block, but I kinda wished I had.
2. This is not Penny Reid at her finest, though clearly is her style so if you like her books, you might give this a go.
3. The main character was severely annoying at times. Maybe Reid had her speak in almost stereotypical teen-speak to emphasize her age, but it was still annoying.
4. In a completely hypocritical fashion, I'll admit that while I didn't mind how the female narrator did the man's voice, I hated the way the male narrator did the female voice. Hated.
5. I rolled my eyes at the professor's two professions. It's not that I think someone doing one of these jobs isn't capable of doing the other, I just thought it was a stretch that the second job was so involved that he could swoop in at one point and solve all of her problems. That's probably just me, I just found it a stretch. It was not as believable as Cletus doing all the things he did. (That's for you hard core Reid readers.)
6. Even though is a professor / student relationship, the emphasis at the end of her age and, therefore, the age difference creeped me out. THAT IS ME. Of course there's a big age difference! I just didn't think about it until the end. I think Reid made certain of the professor's traits the way she did to try and mitigate that age difference. I don't know.

Kinda disappointed that I wasted a credit on this one, though it won't turn me off from reading Reid's other books, especially as I'm still in love with several of the Winston brothers.

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Odd all the way around

I find this whole series about female undergraduate student/male professor entanglements uncomfortable at best. One way it is accomplished in a less icky way is to infantilize the male leads so that the relationships don't seem exploitative. That is certainly the case in this one, but this particular male lead's insecurities and inexperience simply make him an "Oh, honey" character as opposed to a believable and compelling romance novel protagonist. The romance narrative that underlies it all is formulaic, but fine. The characters in a different setting/storyline would have reasonable chemistry. The sexual tension is hot at times. It's just that the treatment of the premise.... doesn't work as a romance, at least not for me.

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Great Story

I really enjoyed the story but I find the male narrator speaking the female parts to be
VERY OFF-PUTTING!
It definitely takes away from my enjoyment of the narration.
I believe the male narrator should only read the male parts and the female narrator should only read the female parts. This would be much more enjoyable and realistic!

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Better Male Narrator!

I had listen to book 1 and did not like the male narrator. Jacob is definitely better but I think it would be all around 5 out of 5 is they just had Fiona do all the female parts and Jacob do all the male parts on each chapter.

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better than the first

better than the first one in the series in that there were no weird skips in time where you felt like you'd missed something

very sexy like the first one, good to get all the philosophical questions about body image and such out in the open. still didn't really resolve how upset he was about student/professor relationships though.

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Absolutely BRILLIANT!

I have NEVER been disappointed in any of Penny Reid's books. I love the intelligence, her fabulous descriptions making us feel that were are actually there. Penny's delightfully witty humour is her signature with every story told and of course they all have a hugely erotic climax!😂
Enjoy!

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wow🥰

I absolutely love this book. i stayed up all night to finish it. 💯.

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easy to read, funny story i like it

I love this professor series by Penny i like all of what i have read of her and i wish this books we're longer like the Attraction series beacuse i enjoyed this more , it is very funny the voices we're great the story too and Even do o like Kissing Tolstoy better i think this one had a better ending . if You like her other books You Will like this one o recommend.

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Very good indeed

First off I love Jacob Morgan’s narrations. I’ve never heard Fiona Fischer before and I quite like her ! This story is the perfect listen. There was many a surprise laughter. It touched on areas that we really need a point of view on. This book was a first on this author and she did a fantastic job.

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  • GayleH
  • 10-21-22

Hmm. It’s a no from me.

Love Penny Reid’s books and have read all the Knitting and Winston Brothers’ series. But this one just didn’t capture me. It seemed to have all the elements of all the others, so I can’t really put my finger on why, but I thought the professor wasn’t overly nice for most of it, it didn’t seem to have a great deal of supporting and supportive characters and I found the woman kind of all over the place and I never really got a hold of her. So a no from me, but in an enormous catalogue of books everyone has to have one disappointment!

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  • 10-04-21

not a lot of penny reid

whist i understand wanting to write about serious subjects, such as obesity and fat shaming, i should have realised from reviews this wasn't for me in a romance. I do live penny reids books, well mostly the Winston brothers, so guess was still hoping for more of that magic. I don't really think this was young adult, and not really sure what it was. I really did not like lack of of discussion nor use of protection over first sexual encounter, which occurred right at the end, and especially if target audience is supposed to be young adult. just didn't work for me. so sexiness or humour.