He has plenty to learn about love. She’s just the woman who can teach him.
Creative writing professor, Dr. Delaney Driscoll, has an ambitious plan: establish a new degree in romantic fiction. There’s just one problem, and his name is Dr. Devon Mayfield.
Devon, the gorgeous, uptight, all-business college dean and newest member of the curriculum committee thinks Delaney’s proposed degree is useless and a waste of university resources. What’s worse, he convinces the rest of the committee to follow his lead.
Delaney is instantly attracted to Devon’s Darcy-like broodiness—until he stands in the way of her career-long goal. And like Austen’s famous character, Devon’s first impression of her is far from flattering. But even as the two clash over academic philosophies, Delaney becomes the teacher and Devon the student in a remedial course on love.
In the end, can Delaney convince Devon that her effervescent love of life is exactly what he needs to forget the pain of his past and embrace a future with her?
A small-town college setting and a heroine who falls for the broody Mr. Darcys of the world… I was happy to pick up this third book in the Sterling University series of low-angst, sweet yet passionate contemporary romances.
Educating Dr. Mayfield is the third of the series. It can standalone as long as the reader doesn’t mind the inclusion of the wrap-up side stories for the two previous couples running in the background.
Delaney feels she is ever the bridesmaid and tries not to envy her two bestfriend’s satisfying love lives even as she works hard to put forward her proposal for a romance fiction major to the curriculum selection committee. Of course, Dr. tall, dark, handsome and broody, Devon Mayfield, is on the committee and has no plans for a colorful and feeling-filled woman like Delaney until she overwhelms him and he has no idea what to do with her.
This was an easy-read, gently-paced affair with a few conflict blips, but lots of romantic moments. I loved their Shakespeare play on the green picnic and walk through the Arts fair. I wasn’t so taken with the added element of the pair taking Sam’s compatibility test and being perfect matches- it just seem a little over the top. Once these two gave in and stopped fighting their attraction, they were sizzling in the bedroom together.
All in all, I enjoyed cozying up to read about feisty Delaney crack Devon’s cold facade. Those who are looking for a quick read that’s gently-paced and offers up a spicy sweet romance showed give a look-see.
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