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Molly Cook is almost 30, with dismal career prospects, and has given up on saving the world. It might be the 90s, and everything's shoulder pads, Doc Martens, and The X-Files, but people won't budge on gay rights. Molly decides to give a PhD a whirl but finds herself more interested in campus politics...and her strict and sexy statistics professor.

Professor Carmen Vaughn is stuck in small-town Maryland with smarmy blowhards for colleagues and ungrateful students who can't handle her high standards. She has no intention of coming out, least of all to Molly, a troublemaking grad student who can't stop picking fights with the conservative faculty.

But when Molly discovers evidence implicating a homophobic colleague in a scandal, Carmen can't ignore it - even if the subject hits too close to home. As the two women work together to make their case, they grow closer than Carmen ever imagined. But she absolutely refuses to get involved with a student.

The thing is, as the chemistry builds between them, Molly isn't sure she wants to be a grad student anymore...if she ever did.

Contains mature themes.

©2020 Quinn Ivins (P)2020 Tantor

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I was hooked from the start!!

I loved this book and was hooked from the start. It had so much more going for it than a simple love story. The characters were completely believable in all their different guises. As someone who came out in the 90s, I completely understand how difficult it was. The attitudes of all the different characters was well written and completely believable. The inclusion of the Clinton impeachment was done well as was the support shown for Monica Lewinsky. I can’t wait to read more by this author. The narration by Lori Price was brilliant as usual

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  • Marquie
  • 10-11-20

Slow burn...

Another audio Lori Prince knocks out the park. Read the book a couple of months ago, my first go around with this author and was pleased and more than happy to support the audio version. No real complaints. Would be nice to see how their life shapes out since it was such a slow burn or an epilogue would of been icing on the cake. Just my two scents.

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  • CameeW
  • 27-11-20

A Great Story!

I loved this book! Narration by Lori Prince was superb...no surprise there. And the author, Quinn Irvins, new to me, wrote one compelling story. Taking place in the late 1990s with a backdrop of the political unrest of President Clinton’s special prosecutor’s investigation and impeachment, Dr. Carmen Vance and grad student Molly Cook become enmeshed in their own investigation of fraud fueled by hate and bigotry. The characters are fully developed, engaging, brilliant, strong women. My suggestion: get this book!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-11-20

Suggested read for the younger LGBTQ generations

Beautifully written! As a 35 year old lesbian, this book hit home in many ways. But, it also reminded me of how far we have come. This book highlights the bravery of women to be their true self in a time when it was still wrong to be gay. I love how it played out, my only wish is that the ending would have been an epilogue into their future. Despite that, this was still an insightful read.

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  • Sab
  • 09-12-20

Loved this story

It was probably a little too political, but there is no way around politics in a story about a Political Science department at a university, I guess. Setting the story at the end of Clinton’s presidency, and written in the style of the nineteen nineties I actually liked it.
And Lori Prince is wonderful narrator which added charm to the book.

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  • jenny
  • 26-11-20

Worst narrator!!! Great story!

The story is great! But the narrator is the worst one! Her voice killed my mood! Never going to listen to lori prince again!