A romance with some twists

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Anne Corey is a professor at a small college in California. Fairfax is an asylum for her from the rest of the world, but as the book begins, you don’t know how long the asylum will last because she has to publish a book in order to keep her job. Everything in her life seems to go wrong at the same time: one publisher after another is rejecting her work, her ex-fiancé turns out to be the new president of the college, and her father becomes very ill. Then she meets the visiting professor, Richard Chasen, and things get better. He helps her get her book published and he is a wonderful lover. So, why does she feel that the other shoe is about to drop?

This is a book that will have you laughing aloud at the antics of Anne’s colleague Larry. It will have you cheering for Anne and reading late into the night to find out what happens with her. I could really relate to the story since I just retired as a teacher, and I know that in the educational world of college, it is definitely true that you have to “publish or perish.” I couldn’t relate to the very rich matron Bex, but she was a likeable character as well as Anne’s sister Lauren. Lots of characters and action in a well-written romantic novel.