An English professor struggling for tenure discovers that her ex-fianc has just become the president of her collegeand her new bossin this whip-smart modern retelling of Jane Austens classic Persuasion.Anne Corey is about to get schooled.An English professor in California, shes determined to score a position on the coveted tenure track at her college. All shes got to do is get a book deal, snag a promotion, and boom! Shes in. But then Adam Martinezher first love and ex-fiancshows up as the colleges new president.Anne should be able to keep herself distracted. After all, shes got a book to write, an aging father to take care of, and a new romance developing with the colleges insanely hot writer-in-residence. But no matter where she turns, theres Adam, as smart and sexy as ever. As the school year advances and her long-buried feelings begin to resurface, Anne begins to wonder whether she just might get a second chance at love.Funny, smart, and full of heart, this modern ode to Jane Austens classic explores what happens when we run into the demons of our past...and when they turn out not to be so bad, after all....
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By the Book Reviews
Wasnt up to my many many expectations...it ws so annoying that i got to 80 percent and decided to ditch it...i couldnt handle it anymore. I dont even knw where the story is headed...it was jst all over the place
Hmm. I tore through By the Book, and definitely had a good time while I was reading it. At the same time, for a book being billed as a retelling of Persuasion, it's pretty loose when it comes to making the plot stick.
Anne spends much of the book in a relationship with a smarmy writer who drops lines about being on the front lines in Fallujah and his battle-related PTSD, but it's just so clear from the get-go that he's a con artist and a fraud. When Adam makes a comment to Anne about Rick's shady ...more
This was an example of the right book at the right time--I started it and couldn't put it down but didn't want it to end. I needed an escape, and this was a well-written modern take on Jane Austen's Persuasion. You might know where it's going, but it was fun getting there, and the author has cleverly incorporated elements of the original into this text. Reading Austen is not necessary, but it has inspired me to re-read the original.
Life for a single, nontenured English professor on a college campus becomes complicated when her ex-fiance' becomes her boss, her dad's health takes a turn for the worse, she needs to get her book published or lose her job, and a dashing writer is giving her smoldering eyes and offers to help her with her book.
Incidentally, this is also a loose modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion. But, never fear if you are unfamiliar, By the Book can be enjoyed by any sweet contemporary romance or wom ...more
Anne Corey is a professor at Fairfax College in Southern California trying
To gain tenure, write a book , and take care of her father when she discovers
that Adam Martinez, her first love and ex-fiancé has become the new
President of the College.Anne must overcome the interest of another writer
as well as doing what she must to reach her goal. This is a fast, enjoyable,
light read about bookish women. It has wit, charm and heart , humor as well
as drama to be enjoyed by readers.
I LOVED this loosely based modern take on Jane Austen’s Persuasion. This was a sweet and fun second chance novel that made me smile. I really liked the characters especially gay best friend and side kick, Larry! This story even gave me a happy tear at the ending! I recommend this book for anyone who likes a great women’s lit novel and second chance romance!
I have not read Jane Austen, so the comparisons are lost on me. But I truly enjoyed this book. Anne was a wonderful character, filled with humor, intelligence and flaws. While I was pretty sure we were going to end up exactly where we did, the trip itself was fun. The characters were all well developed and interesting, my favorite being Anne's BFF Larry. So funny, I could hear him talking in my head! I learned a lot about the literary world, college, and teaching. Fast paced, contemporary, and f ...more
This was such a delight to read and a great break from all the murder and mayhem I normally read. “By the Book” is a modern day retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion. Our heroine, Anne Corey is an English professor in California, and she is one hot mess. Except, when she is in her classroom teaching. And I enjoyed her character so much! She was just so normal (and really what is normal?) and so gloriously flawed. Right from the beginning you understand Anne is on a mission to get published so sh ...more