Maxine Moss arrived in Pacific City to start a brand new life complete with her first real job as a marketing assistant at Hedenby Holdings.
Life was supposed to be simple until the unexpected happens.
After a disastrous first meeting with her infuriatingly sexy boss, an unlikely friendship starts with the man she just can't quite figure out.
The waters become turbulent and unpredictable as old flames and new sparks add fuel to an already slow-burning fire that Maxine fears might burn her if she lets herself get too close.
As Maxine's world expands into unchartered territories for a small-town, big-dreams kind of girl, she finds herself caught in the spotlight and worse, in a love story with a man who was never looking for one.
Will she run in the opposite direction or will she free-fall?
Copyright © 2013 by Nina Tippett. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of Nina Tippett.
This is a work of fiction. All of the characters, organizations, and events portrayed in this novel are either products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously.
- Author's Note
- Chapter One: The Collision
- Chapter Two: The Danger of Strangers
- Chapter Three: Spectators and Suspicions
- Chapter Four: The Real First Meeting
- Chapter Five: The Lunch Date
- Chapter Six: Surprises and Silly Messages
- Chapter Seven: A Very Different Morning
- Chapter Eight: Friends and Friendships
- Chapter Nine: The Non-Date Dinner
- Chapter Ten: It's Complicated
- Chapter Eleven: The Heartbreakers
- Chapter Twelve: The Push and Pull
- Chapter Thirteen: All The Words We Can't Say
- Chapter Fourteen: Sundays and Sorrows
- Chapter Fifteen: Spin, Dance, Fall
- Chapter Sixteen: Seeing Red, Seeing Green
- Chapter Seventeen: Of Friends and Lovers
- Chapter Eighteen: Right Here, A World Away
- Chapter Nineteen: Heartsick
- Chapter Twenty: Cards Down, Walls Up
- Chapter Twenty One: The Choices of the Choiceless
- Chapter Twenty-Two: We Fall, We Fight, We Figure It Out
- Chapter Twenty-Three: For The Love of Desks
- Chapter Twenty-Four: The Fast and Fierce and Forever
- Chapter Twenty-Five: For Love's Sake
- Chapter Twenty-Six: We Fight Right Here
- Chapter Twenty-Seven: Fall Hard, Fight Forever