Ian takes a teaching position at a local university. He is trying to get his life back together after the loss of his wife and child in a freak accident. He gets a teaching assistant named Tessa who lost her sister eight months ago. Ian begins opening up to Tessa. They start a friendship and he cannot get her out of his mind. Relationships between students and professors are strictly forbidden and against the rules of the University. As Ian goes along teaching, Tessa and he became closer. They try not to act on their feelings but eventually Ian breaks down and kisses her. Tessa gives in to her feelings for Ian. A hurricane threatens to hit the area where the University is located. Ian wants Tessa to come stay with him until the hurricane blows over. When Tessa arrives at Ian’s, another student who is stalking Ian, takes a picture of Tessa entering Ian’s house. Then she reports their relationship to the University. This is a great read and it follows Ian and Tessa through emotional healing of loss and re-connection through others.