If there was a lifetime achievement award for being a good girl, professor Gina Ferrari would win it hands down. But when she flies to Italy to plead with her son to leave Pizza University and finish his college degree, she bumps into a life she only dreamed of.
Gina doesn’t want to leave, but she has a career, a snarky daughter, a score to settle with her deadbeat brother, and an ex-husband she needs to have a serious talk with. Then there’s the awkward fact that she hasn’t been entirely honest with Marc Edwards, the man in Rome who shows Gina how to live and love.
She would regretfully consider their encounter a memory to be cherished, if it wasn’t for the fact that Marc shows up where she teaches, to facilitate college-wide budget cuts. Among her colleagues, he quickly becomes the most egregious person on campus.
Marc shares with Gina his prescription for life in the form of five things, none of which involves a budget or a cutback of any kind. Unfortunately, Gina doesn’t take advice well, especially if it could lead to her own happiness.
BIOGRAPHY Lynne E. Marino was born and grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, where she was always the first in line for the Bookmobile. She has spent most of her adult life in the Southwest, still reading away. Now she writes her own stories, while constantly on the prowl for something to laugh about. She currently resides in Landstuhl, Germany, but will be making her way back to Arizona, come hell or high water.
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