This was a vacation read that I started and finished in a few days! I couldn’t put this down. It’s a take on Jane Austen’s Persuasion, which I didn’t realize before reading. Anne is an English professor hoping to obtain tenure when her former fiance takes over as the university president. She tries to grapple with her feelings for him, but knows her abrupt end to their relationship has most likely soured his feelings toward her.
This novel is perfect for book lovers who love to read books about books! There are lots of literary references and subtle nods to the classic book its based on. I adored the university setting and the slow burn as she figures out if this former flame is still right for her!