He was her first love and 'never'... She will be his last and 'forever'. *** Tessa Maxfield has always been the smart one because she couldn't be the pretty one or the cool one. And she's fine with that. The upside of being smart is not making stupid decisions like she did as a kid, falling in love with her older brother's best friend. She outgrew that and could still outsmart it now. Jake Hastings has always been a playboy because he could be so why not? But his best friend's rash wedding and fairytale marriage has left him wondering if he could have more. The downside to his notorious reputation is that when he unexpectedly finds the girl he can't live without, she won't believe him. He burned that bridge a long time ago and she's not letting him build a new one now. Can two people who want so much of what they're afraid of find their way through first loves and second chances to finally find each other? *** This is a spin-off from The Mischievous Mrs. Maxfield. It can be read standalone but I would highly recommend reading the original book first before this one for a lot more context and extra scenes. *** Copyright © 2016 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.