The Handbook, a teacher romance

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THE HANDBOOK

NIKKI

This year, college is the school of hard knocks and I seem to be the perfect example of why Mars and Venus can't play nice with each other. Dumped by my longtime boyfriend, I'm not exactly having the greatest year of my life.

But thanks to The Femme Fatale Handbook, a handwritten notebook I found buried in the annals of the library, things are about to change. I'm taking the notebook's advice about how to become the ultimate seductress and I'm running with it. There is no way that I will ever grant another man the ability to break my heart.

And then there's Derek Anderson, bad-boy professor—rumored to be in trouble for sleeping with a student—who's taken over one of my classes. He's moody, opinionated, rude and egotistical and he might just make the perfect target for this seductress in training...

DEREK:

I'm not a relationship kind of guy. I take what I want from women, usually just a one night stand, and then I move on. I'm not about to get locked down by anyone, especially not a silly undergraduate student, no matter how hot she is.

But Nikki is whip-smart and she won't put up with my BS. I want her like crazy, but no matter how hard I pursue her, she's cool and confident about keeping me at arms' length. I know she's trouble, but there's something about her that makes me think she isn't just one of my easy 'love 'em and leave 'em' girls.

Somehow, I have to keep this ice queen in close proximity. I'm intrigued, but frustrated, too. I don't know how she did it, but the little vixen's got the upper hand—something which is about to change...

Themes: college romance, contemporary romance, teacher romance

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