Love never made headlines in Clarity Dunkirk’s life until she meets a handsome stranger at her father’s faculty mixer. As the daughter of the Dean of Students and a junior at Landsman College, Clarity kept her life organized and focused. After witnessing the wreckage her free-wheeling mother left behind, Clarity was determined to follow a carefully planned path to a good career. The last thing she wanted was a passionate love affair, but she knows from the first moment that this man is different.
Ford Bauer never wanted to be a professor. As a journalist, he stumbled across the wrong story and was quickly shut down by the rich men that wanted their secrets kept. Discredited and disgraced, Ford found work at Landsman College. He is determined to keep his head down and ignore the truth, until he meets Clarity. Clarity inspires Ford to finally face his own mistakes and take the first steps to getting his life and his integrity back.
When Clarity discovers the tempting man is her journalism professor, she draws a line. She helped her father pen the college’s Honor Code, and relationships between faculty and students are strictly forbidden. Still, Clarity can not get Ford Bauer out of her mind, and, what’s worse, her father invites him over for Thanksgiving.