Synopses & Reviews
Acquitted of complicity in her fathers financial mega-swindle, American royalty” Lillian Linden-Smith is being hounded relentlessly by a TV lawyer and a public mob still out for her blood. When one of the few friends she has left offers her an assistants job that will take her out of the country with an author on promotional tour, the now penniless Lily grabs itand doesnt question the condition that, no matter what, she cannot quit until the tour is over.
Professor Nicole Hathaway is unpopular with her students and disliked by her colleagues. She doesnt care. As a behavioral scientist, her work strips away the foolish mystique that surrounds the human mating dance. Shes even devised a way to predict compatibility based on DNA. But when Love by the Numbers goes viral, and her ecstatic publisher books her to appear all over the U.S. and Europe, shes overrun by critics and fans alike. And shes certain this Lily Smith creature isnt going to be any more help than the last assistant they sent her. Or the one before that. Or before that...
Rude, arrogant, spoiled brat. These are the nicest words Lily and Nicole have for each other. No matter how the numbers are crunched, it doesnt add up to romance.
As a behavioral scientist, Professor Nicole Hathaways work strips away the foolish mystique that surrounds the human mating dance. When her academic tome is treated as a viral love manual” her ecstatic publisher books her to appear all over the U.S. and Europe. Worse yet, her quiet, managed life has been shattered by a series of incompetent assistants. And shes certain this Lily Smith creature isnt going to be any less a burden than the last assistant they sent her. Or the one before that. Or before that...
Lillian Linden-Smith needs this job. With a relentless TV lawyer and public mob still out for her blood for crimes committed by her American royalty” parents, getting out of the country is her only hope for anonymity. If that means cleaning up and presenting an antisocial know-it-all Ph.D. for bookstores, clubs and lectures, fine. Dr. Hathaway may have succeeded in driving away all the others, but not this time.
From their first meeting the sparks fly, and each is thinking: She has no idea who shes dealing with.
Its hate at first sight in this love adventure from the author of Above Temptation, Roller Coaster and dozens of other best-selling, award-winning novels.
About the Author
Karin Kallmaker's two dozen and counting lesbian fiction novels include the Goldie and Lammy award-winning The Kiss that Counted, Above Temptation, Just Like That and Sugar and span lesbian romance, erotica and lesbian fantasy/speculative fiction. Translations include Spanish, French, German and Czech. More than five dozen short stories have appeared in anthologies and collections from numerous publishers. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner and their two children.