Anna has landed her dream job as an Assistant Professor of English literature at a prestigious college in the South. Instead of charging ahead with her career, however, she is confronted by hurdles, pitfalls and mysteries. Why does no one restrain the demented hoarder who secretly uses her office as his private storeroom? Who is responsible for her sudden loss in salary? What is behind the vandalism in her department? Is it a personal attack against her irreverent and somewhat unconventional teaching style?
Professor Giles Cleveland is supposed to mentor her in all this, but he’s arrogant, sardonic, condescending, disconcertingly attractive and – Anna keeps reminding herself as the temptation to start a kamikaze affair with him becomes overwhelming – absolutely out of bounds. Anna and Giles grow increasingly reckless and it is only a matter of time before they will be caught and Anna’s career will crash and burn. But when the crash comes, it’s worse than Anna imagined. And far better than she could have dreamed.
The Englishman was a mix of academic, southern charm, a sexy professor and his assistant in training.
Against her family and friends advice and concerns, Anna Lieberman decides to take a job down south at Ardrossan University. Anna has always been a workaholic and when her dream job of Assistant Professor of English Literature opens up she immediately applies and gets the job! The only thing that is making her nervous is her mentor. He has a reputation of charming, sexy, but arrogant!
Giles Cleveland was hard to read at first, he’s brilliant, not gorgeous but handsome in his own way. Did I mention he’s English ? I love an English accent. I thought he was a bit stand offish at first. They seemed to be uneasy around each other.As they get to k ow each other the sexual tension is almost unbearable! Anna starts to fall in love with Giles and this is when things get complicated. She tries to ignore her feelings, she is risking her entire career.
While she is struggling with her emotions someone is makings things very unpleasant. Whomever it is wants her out of there. I found the english humor and sarcasm refreshi g. I was bursting waiting for them to finally give in to their feelings. Will they give into their attraction ? Who is threatening Anna?
The writing and editing is exceptional. I did feel like some of the book was a bit slow paced, but overall I enjoyed it.
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