Rose has worked at Jones University ever since she graduated. She’s the cafe manager, enjoying her role, especially working with the students in her employment, but perhaps missing something she can never quite manage to put her finger on.
Allison is a new professor to the University, chairing a new department – landscape studies. She needs to convince studies to major in her area whilst dealing with moving to a new area and being a department chair for the first time.
They hit it off quickly through their interactions at the cafe and the main narrative of the storyline is them getting to know each other and their friendship blossoming into a relationship. There are a few twists and turns along the way that keep things interesting and I really liked the two of them together.
I enjoyed the descriptions of landscape studies and its relevance to things in life that I definitely hadn’t ever considered before.
The humour added to the narrative through the students and the situations at the Cafe added some enjoyment to the book for me, and I appreciated the diversity of the students, even with it being a women’s college.
I hadn’t read O’Brien before but I’m definitely inclined to read her other book set in the same universe as this one. If you’re a contemporary romance fan you should enjoy this one. It doesn’t reinvent the wheel but is an enjoyable way to pass the time.
I received an e-ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.