8 AM: Mornings should be banned. Also, someone needs to invent a way to consume coffee before I wake up. Can we get someone on that?
9 AM: Grab coffee from The Hill, head to Atticus’ place.
10 AM: Start working—try to ignore the fact that my boss is still scruffy and half asleep and looks good enough to eat. Transcribe some notes.
11:30 AM: Argue with Atticus about lunch. Pretend he’s not quite as hot as he is. Go get lunch with Atti and bring it back to the office.
1:00 PM: Make some phone calls, transcribe. Find coffee. Work on graduate applications.
5:00 Find a reason to work late.
6:00 Drag myself home and make dinner. Talk to Amelia about the wedding.
9:00 Text Atti. Work on graduate school applications.
11:00 Watch a movie with Atticus, fall asleep smiling.
About the Book:
She wants a summer job and a ride to a wedding. He wants an assistant and a distraction from the mess life his had become. They didn’t know they needed each other.
Avery Emili needs two grand. Two grand and a plane ticket–her sister is counting on her to get to Jamaica for her wedding. But the semester is over, and tutoring college freshman and high school students has dried up until the fall. Atticus Grimes needs help–the messy split with his wife left the twenty-eight year old professor scrambling to keep things together as the semester winds down. Now he’s got a research grant he has to actually do research for and all he wants to do is drown himself in a tall bottle of bourbon. When Avery sees his ad for an assistant, all she’s thinking is a summer job. But as they spend time together, in the office and out, both of them begin to realize something is there. Something that can’t happen–he’s a professor and she’s a student. And both of them have histories, pasts that won’t let go. Can two broken people pulled apart by expectations find a way to be whole?
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog