Julia Sonneborn



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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 modern retelling of Jane Austen's PERSUASION, a funny love story for anyone who wishes for a second chance at happily ever after.

Anne Corey is about to get schooled.

An English professor at Fairfax College in Southern California, she’s not about to let anything get in her way of scoring a position on the coveted tenure track. All she’s got to do is get a book deal, snag a promotion, and boom! She’s in. But then Adam Martinez — aka her first love and ex-fiancé — shows up as Fairfax’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, just as smart and sexy as ever. As the school year advances and her long-buried feelings begin to resurface, Anne begins to wonder if it will all work out, after all.

Witty, warm, and full of heart, BY THE BOOK is an ode to bookish girls everywhere... and the men who love them.