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Review & Giveaway: Historical Heartthrobs Blog Tour!

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It's no secret that I'm kind of a nerd. As such, I'm really into history. It was even my major in college (which has been super helpful in the real world, let me tell you)! So when I saw the opportunity to get involved with this book highlighting historical heartthrobs I pretty much dropped everything and said YES, YES, A THOUSAND TIMES YES.

I mean seriously, do you see that sexy smirk on Tesla's face? SWOON MUCH?

Here's the skinny:
From the poetic tenderness of Lord Byron to the alluring confidence of Bessie ColemanHistorical Heartthrobs: 50 Timeless Crushes – from Cleopatra to Camus, by Kelly Murphy with Hallie Fryd features fifty heartthrobs from the ages most likely to catch our eye and asks the question: Would you really want to date them? The book mines our shared cultural past for historys most swoon-worthy icons such as CleopatraMarie Antoinette, and Che Guevara, and ranks them according to their overall "crushability," based on their relative levels of heroism/villainy.

Each Heartthrob has a few pages dedicated to who they are, what made them history worthy and what makes them crush worthy. I was thrilled to discover that my number one historical squeeze Theodore Roosevelt made the cut! Holla at that Teddy, y'all!

So what I'm trying to tell you is this - this book is super fun! It's not one that you'd necessarily read front to back, but it makes a great gift for anyone who loves history or heartthrobs or books (surely you know someone who loves at least one of those things!) I've been keeping it on my nightstand and reading about a few people each night. Again, I am nerd. 

And guess what? You can be nerd too! Because Zest Books! is being super awesome and giving away this sweet prize pack to one of your lovely faces.
All you need to do is enter my little Rafflecopter giveaway form right here and you're entered. Wee! 

Thank you to Zest Books! for allowing me to get my geek on and be a part of this tour! If you want to see other cool kids on this tour (HEY APRIL AND ALLISON!), you can see the full on tour deets right here

all images are owned by Zest Books! and used with permission.

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. This is seriously SO FUN! I really think Cleopatra would be one of the people I'd point out as one of my historical heartthrobs. She's just so exotic, and beautiful. And although she does have her not-so-pleasant qualities, there's just something incredibly intriguing about her.

  2. Marc Antony always sounded like a honey.

  3. Clark Gable. One real man when men were men. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Wait... this is the cutest thing ever! And speaking of "cutest things ever," Marlon Brando has got to be the my number one manly-man piece of man candy. What a cutie!

  5. It's DEFINITELY more fun if you take it slower and read about a few hotties at a time. Also-- my TBR list is BLOATED now with biographies! So many interesting people I didn't know about!

    -- Anastasia @ Here There Be Books


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