The Spanish Tutor

A college girl’s guide to international dating

The hilarious and mostly true account of how I fell hopelessly in love with my Spanish tutor (and the wild life lessons that ensued)

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The Spanish Tutor

Kat is a language major with a serious lust for world travel. Alas, her Minnesotan college town, notorious for binge drinking and ice hockey, does little to satisfy her foreign craving. That is until she meets her Spanish tutor, Jon. 

An international student from Spain, Jon represents a sensuous and unexplored world of possibilities for Kat. What begins as a few innocent paper corrections turns into after-hours study sessions, salsa lessons, and mucho más... Kat is falling fast, and Jon seems to be too—so what’s the catch?

Kat’s defenses go up as she tries to separate cultural differences from red flags, afraid of being played by the Don Juan type. Not to mention, this relationship will completely shake up her well-established Midwest existence. Just how much of her comfort zone is she willing to sacrifice for amor? 

The ultimate test arrives when Jon invites Kat to visit his home turf over summer break—the Mediterranean island of Mallorca. His sun-soaked, sangría-filled lifestyle enchants her, but feelings of uncertainty weigh heavy on her shoulders. Will she protect her heart or dive head-first into international waters? 

Meet the Author

I am a Spanish teacher and debut author of the novel the Spanish Tutor. Originally from Wisconsin, I now live with my husband Bryan in Grand Cayman, where I work at a Montessori School. When I’m not teaching, you can find me at home in Wisconsin or traveling in Spain and around the Caribbean.

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