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Professor Maven Brookwood is a woman trying to balance her intelligence against a time and a world that aren’t ready for her yet. She’s breaking through the barriers that are stacked against women in 1938. She is a professor in an Ivy League college, engaged to a fellow academic, and assumes everything is set. She is going to have the perfect life.
Then reality strikes. She is betrayed by her fiancé, and then by her family. Hurt and disillusioned, she retreats into a career where she can be in charge. Maven strikes out on her own, and she takes control of her life, doing a man’s job, with no apologies. She works, she travels, and she does as she pleases. Her life is in order, and she sees no reason to change it. She’s happy being on her own, and with her unorthodox lifestyle.
Then a twist of fate – or was it manipulation – finds her being pursued by a man who won’t take no for an answer. Sam is handsome, cocky and would be the man of her dreams, except Maven isn’t willing to build a dream only to have it shattered again. Sam labels what they have as love. Maven thinks of it as an amazing sexual experiment that will eventually end badly.
Maven’s life on the road has just gotten a lot more complicated. She is spending her nights in motel rooms with a gorgeous man who has a way with his tongue that amazes even her. Then, there is the kid. A boisterous, smart-mouthed boy, he turns both of their lives upside down.