TEACHING ROMAN by Gennifer Albin
TEACHING ROMAN – GUEST POST
Top Qualities of a Book Boyfriend
He should provide valuable services. Okay, get your mind out of the gutter! Nonconjugal services. For instance, I love food. I hate to cook. Give me a book boyfriend who can whip up some amazing breakfast. Or since I can’t play an instrument, a guitar player would be hot.
I want him to be ripped without wasting too much time at the gym. This is a fantasy, right? I don’t want my boy getting sweaty on the weight bench, when he could be getting sweaty doing other things. Okay, now my mind is in the gutter.
RESPECT! I’ll admit that I get a little flustered when a book boyfriend swoops in to save the day, but I don’t need him to boss me around or go 100% alpha male. I only want to be barefoot in the kitchen while he makes me breakfast.
The cliche is true. I want a guy who makes me laugh. Life is serious enough, my book boyfriend needs to be able to break the tension.
And book boyfriends should always put their dirty clothes in the hamper. Every woman’s fantasy.
Jessica Stone has her life in perfect order until her perfectly boring boyfriend Brett puts things in perspective. So when she receives a call to action from her heartbroken best friend Cassie, she ditches her plans for Winter Break in gloomy Olympic Falls and sets off to Mexico for some fun in the sun.
Determined to use her oceanview to prep for her MCATS, she doesn’t plan to run into anyone from Olympic State, least of all the cute communications prof she’s been crushing on for a year. When he unexpectedly saves the day, the two are thrown together in a distinctly extracurricular activity.
Roman Markson doesn’t expect to run into anyone he knows from Olympic Falls while visiting his family in Puerto Vallarta, especially not a former student. Although Jess Stone has a way of catching men’s attention, a relationship with her is strictly off-limits. However, the rules feel less strict in Mexico, so they agree to a plan: one week in paradise and nothing more.
But avoiding each other back on campus is harder than they anticipated, especially when they can’t stay away from one another. Neither is sure what they have to learn—and lose—before life teaches them a lesson they’ll never forget.