She wants a summer job and a ride to a wedding.
He wants an assistant and a distraction from the mess his life has become.
They don't know they need each other.
Avery Emili need two grand. Two grand and a plane ticket--her sister is counting on hr to get to Jamica 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 hings together as he semester winds down. Now he's got 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 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?