Title: When It’s Love
Author: Emma Lauren
Release Date: December 17th 2013
When Sydney Morrison learned the dark truth about who she really is, herwhole world turned black. Tormented by her identity and deeply depressed,she confides in no one, not even her hot and adoring best friend, Henry.But Sydney does tell Henry about the epic crush she has on her famouswriting teacher, Professor Sparling.
Convinced she doesn’t stand a chance with the professor, Sydney is shocked
when he takes a special interest in her. The two begin a torrid online
affair that pulls Sydney out of her shell and makes her feel desired and
daring. And as Sydney tumbles into a journey that’s erotic beyond her
imagination, her relationship with Henry gets complicated.
Then Sydney’s darkest secret begins to hunt her down just when she thinks
she’s escaping it. Suddenly nothing is what is seems to be and Sydney finds
herself torn between truth and love.
Professor Sparling is so out of my league. What he could he possibly seein me? But he sees something, obviously, because he reached out to me, andI don’t want to lose his interest. What I feel for him is pure passion andI’m exploding with it. Of all the intense emotions I’ve
experienced in life– rage, fear, depression and frustration – this passion
is the only one that’s felt impossible to contain.
My hands are shaking as I type: *Professor Sparling, I wanted to impress
you because I’m drawn to you.*
If only I could write just how drawn I am to him. But that would come
across either way too romantic, or way too forward. It’s not like I can
just write to my professor that I spent half of the time in his classes
thinking about either kissing him for two hours straight, or unzipping his
pants. I can’t even say that I’ve been waiting fourteen weeks for him to
really notice me. But most of all, I can’t tell him that he’s the one I
believe can lead me out of the dark places where all I feel are shame and
grief. I want to end my internal ache, push the pain away, and live the
life of a normal college student. College years are supposed to be
carefree, but I haven’t gone to any parties. I never even go out for dinner
unless the Harts invite me over to Ottawa Estate, or Henry drags me
somewhere. All I’ve wanted to do at Addison is be at home alone with my
cats. My most social activity is watching movies with Henry. This little
online flirty exchange, though, is giving rise to the part of me that has
been totally shut down. Apparently along with the sadness inside my body
lives a full-fledged diva, and these emails are waking her up like a kiss
from Prince Charming. The diva’s voice is nothing like that of my
withdrawn, anti-social persona who always dresses in gray and thinks she
can’t compete with the Melanies of the world.
I stare at my computer screen waiting for a reply. It comes within seconds.
*Sydney, Please call me Paul. And tell me, to which part of me are you
Call him Paul? No way. I can’t think of him as Paul. Not yet, at least.
Part of the appeal, after all, is the fact that he’s my professor. I bet
he’d like it if I dressed up as a schoolgirl in a teeny pleated, plaid
skirt. I’m sure he would teach me a lesson or two!
I can’t believe this is happening. I am flirting with Professor Paul
Sparling, man of my dreams, or at least man of my sexual fantasies. I
wished for this a million times, but I never expected it to come true.
And I never imagined it would begin with email.
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Emma Lauren has lived in Texas and Michigan. She met the man of her dreams
when she was only 18, and 7 years later she married him. They now have
three rambunctious kids who keep Emma on her toes. Emma loves animals,
romantic stories, 80s music, chick flicks, and cupcakes. When she’s not
writing she’s probably doing laundry.