The bestselling author of The Simple Wild and Keep Her Safe and “master of steamy romance” (Kirkus Reviews) delivers a sizzling novel about an ambitious and high-powered executive who reconnects with her first love: the boy who broke her heart.
Life is a mixed bag for Piper Calloway.
On the one hand, she’s a twenty-nine-year-old VP at her dad’s multibillion-dollar real estate development firm, and living the high single life with her two best friends in a swanky downtown penthouse. On the other hand, she’s considered a pair of sexy legs in a male-dominated world and constantly has to prove her worth. Plus she’s stuck seeing her narcissistic ex-fiancé—a fellow VP—on the other side of her glass office wall every day.
Things get exponentially more complicated for Piper when she runs into Kyle Miller—the handsome new security guard at Calloway Group, and coincidentally the first love of her life.
The guy she hasn’t seen or heard from since they were summer camp counselors together. The guy from the wrong side of the tracks. The guy who apparently doesn’t even remember her name.
Piper may be a high-powered businesswoman now, but she soon realizes that her schoolgirl crush is still alive and strong, and crippling her concentration. What’s more, despite Kyle’s distant attitude, she’s convinced their reunion isn’t at all coincidental, and that his feelings for her still run deep. And she’s determined to make him admit to them, no matter the consequences.
Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen A. Tucker published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the furthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit.
"This nostalgic cross-class romance will hook readers from start to finish. . . . Tucker builds a gripping emotional arc, capturing all the heartwarming pleasure of first love while hinting at a tragic event that eventually separates the young lovers. Tucker skillfully builds both romantic tension and suspense, and delivers an immensely satisfying conclusion in this stellar page-turner."
– Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Readers of both adult and YA romances will relish Tucker's tale of swoon-filled first love and the drama of reconnecting with a person you may never have stopped loving."
– Library Journal
"Tucker adds real-world undertones to a much beloved trope, turning this heartwarming second chance romance into a real treat."
– Natasha is a Book Junkie
"K.A. Tucker always delivers. The writing was fantastic and this is one sweet and sexy romance you don’t want to miss."
– Book Babes Unite
"I connected with Piper immediately. She’s a forced to be reckoned with and doesn’t take sh*t from anyone."
– Romance Corner
"Readers who believe first love never dies will be swept away."
– Booklist Online
"The ending had me going through all the emotions. I was rooting for Piper and Kyle, both as individuals and as a couple. I will definitely be seeking out more of K.A. Tucker's books!"
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