Romance and Rivalry
The Make-Up Test by Jenny L. Howe
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
As a lit major myself, I enjoyed reading about the graduate students of medieval literature discussing and competing for awards and recognition in their work. The romance between Colin and Allison was also interesting as they were rivals in academics as well as former lovers. This provided the tension in the novel, in addition to Allison's estranged father always reviling her for being overweight.
An unusual plot and characters in an academic setting, however, that made this a four star rom com.
Chapter IIf one more person used the word hegemonic, Allison Avery was going to scream.After almost two full week of classes at Claremore University, she should be more adjusted to the quirks of graduate-level literature courses, but it still felt like ...a lot.