Title: Memoir in the Making
Publisher: Supposed Crimes
The first day of her junior year in college was supposed to go off without a hitch. But when Ainsley Jacobs sat in her memoir class with a professor she’d never had before, her life took an unexpected turn. She couldn’t get her well-dressed professor, Meredith Frenz, out of her head.
Meredith had lived a lonely yet comfortable life for the past fifteen years, and despite flings here and there, she had no desire to jump head first into a relationship, especially one with her student. Despite all her thwarted efforts, Meredith was determined to keep to herself and push Ainsley away.
Forbidden love is often the most attractive.
“I was hoping we could talk,” Ainsley said, not wanting to bog down their whole night with bad conversation.
“Oh?” Meredith turned and gave her a quick look before focusing back on the chicken. “Dinner will be ready soon. We can eat and talk.”
Meredith pulled the meat and couscous off the stove but stirred the vegetables a bit longer. Once they were seated with plates and wine in front of them, Ainsley took a breath. Meredith already had a bite in her mouth, but Ainsley wasn’t interested in eating. Her stomach was doing somersaults again, and she just needed to get the feeling off her chest.
“What are we doing?” she asked.
Ainsley shook her head and rephrased her question. “You and me. What are we doing? Are we dating?”
Meredith set her fork down gently on the edge of her plate and swallowed the bite she’d been chewing. Ainsley’s heart was in her throat, and she couldn’t swallow it down like she wanted. Nausea rolled through her stomach and into her chest, and she took a deep breath.