An all new second chance love story by the New York Times Bestselling author of the Driven series.
It all started with the invitation. To my ex-fiance’s newwedding.
I should have ignored it.Thrown it away. Set it afire. But I didn’t.I replied.
With a plus one.
And then my assistant accidentally mailed it.
Enter Hayes Whitley. Mega-movie star. The man who has captured the hearts of millions. But I gave him mine years ago. He was my first love. He was my everything. Right until he up and left to chase his dreams without so much as a simple goodbye.
When he showed up out of the blue ten years later, I should have known to steer clear. I should have rejected his offer to take me to my ex’s wedding. I should have never let him kiss me.
But I didn’t.
And now we’re left wondering if the pieces of the life we once shared still fit together somehow. First loves are hard to forget. The question is, do we want to forget? Or do we risk the chance and see what happens next?
(ARC provided by author)
“Sometimes things happen in life and love’s put on hold. But if someone’s your soul mate, nothing is going to stop you from being together in the end.”
Saylor Rodgers is a 27 yr. old beautiful, newly single woman living in Santa Barbara, California. She owns Sweet Cheeks CupCakery & spends the majority of her time baking & trying to keep her business afloat. After about seven years together she called off her engagement with her fiancé around seven months ago. She’s stunned when she receives a wedding invitation from him to his new wedding. Saylor can’t believe he’s moved on so fast. When her assistant mails back her reply with a plus one by accident, Saylor is suddenly in a bind. Does she attend the wedding & find a date or cancel? Wanting to prove to her ex she’s confident & happy she considers attending. This could also be a chance to save her business & gain some redemption.
Saylor is speechless when a man she hasn’t seen in over ten years shows up in town. This gorgeous man is Hayes Whitley. Hayes was Saylor’s high school sweetheart. They grew up together & fell in love as teenagers. He was her everything until he left her when she was 17. He left for Los Angeles & never returned. He broke her heart & crushed her. Now he’s a famous, Hollywood actor who has it all.
Hayes Whitley has one regret in life, & it’s leaving Saylor behind. He had a once-in-a-lifetime shot & he took it. Decided to chase his dreams & leave the girl who was his world without saying goodbye. When he gets a call from his best friend, Saylor’s brother Ryder asking for a favor, he can’t say no. He still feels guilty about how he treated Saylor & wants to make amends. What he doesn’t count on is all those old feelings rushing back the moment he lays eyes on her again. They share such a history & all those emotions come flooding back.
Seeing Hayes again brought back all her memories, & Saylor needs him to remain in her past. She’s still hurt & angry, and seeing him just brings back feelings of rejection. She doesn’t need a reminder of what she lost all those years ago. He was her first love & her soul mate. Now he’s in her town offering to help her & being all charming. She needs to keep her emotions in check & never let him near her heart again.
This is easier said than done as Saylor & Hayes spend time together all their old feelings resurface. They reconnect & both want more. Can Saylor forgive Hayes & learn to trust him again, & can they make things work when they live such different lives?
I loved this book so much! It was an easy five stars for me. Hayes is super sexy & totally swoony. This book is a second chance love story & a brother’s best friend romance. Two of my favorite kinds. It was fabulous & I highly recommend it!
-Trying to forget her is like trying to remember someone I’ve never met. It’s impossible.
-Even at the age of seventeen, Hayes could kiss in a way that made me feel like I’d just laid every part of my soul on the line when his lips left mine.
-I want. And need. And crave everything about him.
-“I’ve never been able to resist you. Not then. Not now.” Not ever.
-My. God. She. Owns. Me.