This book is great for fans of Jane Austen, and I picked it up because it's marketed as a modern retelling of Austen's Persuasion, which is my favorite book by her. In this story, modern Anne is a college professor working on publishing a book that will secure her tenure. Things get complicated when Anne's ex, Adam, is hired as the college president. Anne does spend a good amount of time of the book in relationship with Rick, the new writer in residence, which may be frustrating to some readers. As Adam and Anne are forced together at different university functions, Anne realizes that their relationship might not be as over as she thought. Sonneborn adds some nice modern touches to a classic story with diverse characters and an academia setting. I wish that the whole Rick interlude was a lot shorter, but overall, it scratched my Persuasion itch.