By the Book

By the Book

eBook - 2018
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An English professor struggling for tenure discovers that her ex-fiancé has just become the president of her college—and her new boss—in this whip-smart modern retelling of Jane Austen's classic Persuasion . Anne Corey is about to get schooled. An English professor in California, she's determined to score a position on the coveted tenure track at her college. All she's got to do is get a book deal, snag a promotion, and boom! She's in. But then Adam Martinez—her first love and ex-fiancé—shows up as the college's new president. Anne should be able to keep herself distracted. After all, she's got a book to write, an aging father to take care of, and a new romance developing with the college's insanely hot writer-in-residence. But no matter where she turns, there's Adam, as smart and sexy as ever. As the school year advances and her long-buried feelings begin to resurface, Anne begins to wonder whether she just might get a second chance at love. Funny, smart, and full of heart, this modern ode to Jane Austen's classic explores what happens when we run into the demons of our past...and when they turn out not to be so bad, after all.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Gallery Books, 2018.
ISBN: 9781501175190
Additional Contributors: Overdrive Inc
Summary: An English professor struggling for tenure discovers that her ex-fiancé has just become the president of her college—and her new boss—in this whip-smart modern retelling of Jane Austen's classic Persuasion . Anne Corey is about to get schooled. An English professor in California, she's determined to score a position on the coveted tenure track at her college. All she's got to do is get a book deal, snag a promotion, and boom! She's in. But then Adam Martinez—her first love and ex-fiancé—shows up as the college's new president. Anne should be able to keep herself distracted. After all, she's got a book to write, an aging father to take care of, and a new romance developing with the college's insanely hot writer-in-residence. But no matter where she turns, there's Adam, as smart and sexy as ever. As the school year advances and her long-buried feelings begin to resurface, Anne begins to wonder whether she just might get a second chance at love. Funny, smart, and full of heart, this modern ode to Jane Austen's classic explores what happens when we run into the demons of our past...and when they turn out not to be so bad, after all.

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daysleeper236
Feb 21, 2019

Got halfway through and then gave up on it. Some romance novels are light, fluffy AND interesting (and well written). This one is not.

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joalo
Jan 14, 2019

what a waste of time....

ArapahoeDagmar Jul 27, 2018

Smartly written contemporary romance featuring an English professor as the main character. An old flame becomes the new president of her college, while she must juggle trying to get published and taking care of her aging father. Light, witty and a quick read.

JessicaGma May 22, 2018

This is a great updated version of Persuasion, with the academic twist - a fantastic beach read, or a lovely fluffy weekend read.

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