So, this was an interesting read.
Isabelle is in her last semester at college when she meets Daniel, a professor. He’s got a reputation and she has second doubts as to how their first meeting would go. Is he going to stare at her and say a word or will he actually say something?
Their meeting doesn’t last long. He gives an assignment she’s got no idea how she’d complete. Her roommates are no help and neither is her boyfriend. Each week she meets with Daniel, and the more she talks to him the closer they get. She breaks down the barriers and discovers the reasons he’s gained his reputation with all the other students, which has nothing to do with him thinking he’s above them all as a published author. He actually suffers from agoraphobia and if he didn’t need to work he’d stay home and never leave.
The attraction between them grows, though he’s like 30 years older than her. They get to understand each other and love between them grows. She gets to write 3 chapters of her novel before she graduates and leaves. When she leaves Daniel doesn’t know what to do with himself because in Isabelle he found what he’s never had.
They keep in contact throughout the years. Isabelle breaks up with her boyfriend, and moves in with a guy who’s got a thing for helping people and has the best job for it. When he’s home they have wild sex, but when he’s gone he’s gone for months at a time. He’s not the kind to settle, even after Isabelle has their baby.
Isabelle leaves him and moves on with her kid and her life. She resolves her issues with her parents, she makes new friends, travels to see Daniel upset that he got over his writer’s block and wrote a best seller that turned out to be about them. she gets over it and finally sleeps with him expecting nothing in return, and neither does Daniel. She later marries a guy named Michael, though there isn’t a whole lot of detail about him other than how much he loves her and how they met.
I’m surprised I was able to finish this book. I still don’t know how I feel about Isabelle sleeping with Daniel, granted she was older when she did, but still, he could’ve been her dad so that was kinda weird.