Book Reviews

Academic Pleasures by J.M. Lisbon at Silver Publishing

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 18-June-2013

Book Blurb

David is a single father, who doesn't have time for romance. He has to handle his career as a college professor and his three-year-old daughter, Jessica. That is, until he realizes he might have feelings for Shane, his daughter's babysitter. Shane is twelve years younger than David and still in college, not to mention a man. David still hasn't moved on since the death of his wife, Rebecca, who died in a car accident a few months after their daughter was born. Will Shane be the one to bring down the walls David built around his heart?


Book Review

Raising a child on your own isn't easy, but sometimes life leaves you with no choice. And moving on, personally and especially romantically, can be the last thing on your mind when all you want is to make it through the next day.

That is the situation David finds himself in when his wife dies shortly after their daughter's birth. He's knee-deep in trying to cope with his career as a college professor, attempting to figure out how to raise Jessica on his own, and dealing with day-to-day life teaching students who seem to get stupider by the day. So, even when a new opportunity for happiness presents itself, in fact right under his nose, he doesn't register it. It takes some challenging comments from David's TA for him to open his eyes.

Shane is one of David's neighbors, a college student, and now Jessica's babysitter. He's a great guy, clearly loves Jessica, and a wonderful cook. David's TA has noticed all of this and when he points out that there may be more behind Shane's easygoing and supportive behavior, David, at first, cannot believe it. The more he thinks about it, the more he begins to believe his TA may be right.

If you like feel-good stories about second chances in life for some and a first chance at happiness for others, if you enjoy reading about slightly distracted college professors and those who deal with them, and if you're looking for a short, cute read that will make you smile, you will probably like this short story.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 45 pages/8210 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 15-June-2013
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