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Eden arrives at her high school reunion in Larona Falls, NH, never suspecting she’ll hook up with her old flame, the sexy and wild Vincent. She acts as if she has everything all figured out, but as they relive all of their kinky sexcapades, Eden realizes her life is far from perfect. She wants another chance with the bad boy of her youth, but will Vincent be willing after he learns her secrets?
Ten years ago, Vin was dumped by the love of his life because he was too reckless. Now that he’s respectable, he wants Eden back. She might think he’s a one-night stand, but Vin has something more permanent in mind. Love always comes at a price, however. Will Eden want the straitlaced businessman as much as the troubled boy she dated over a decade ago?
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Excerpt (First Chapter):
Vincent Sanders stepped into the high school gymnasium and wondered what the hell he’d been thinking when he agreed to go to his class reunion. He had passed the old high school many times since he had graduated, and each time it brought a stab of pain in his gut and an ache to his groin. Memories both good and bad circled around this place and he had tried for a decade to put the past behind him. He had almost succeeded.
Then he got the email about the reunion and heard that she would be there. He just couldn’t help himself. Was she still just as beautiful as he remembered? Had she become the successful businesswoman and done all those things she had dreamed about? Had she gotten married and had children?
Vin pushed the last thought from his mind. He had tried to prepare himself for the possibility, but a part of him still hoped that the lovely Eden Price was single and available and that she still carried a fraction of the affection she had for him during their high school days.
It was silly to think such thoughts, he knew. They were both twenty-eight, and while he had stayed in the same small New England town and worked at the same garage, there was no reason to believe that she hadn’t move on with her life. Eden had always talked about how she had found Larona Falls constricting and backward. During their senior year she had said that she couldn’t wait to leave for New York and study business, then get a job on Wall Street. She was going to make a name for herself and do something with her life.
Unlike Vin, who seemed to be stuck in time. Sure, he now owned the garage where he had worked as a mechanic during his teenage years, but he still lived in the same town, still had the same friends. Next to Eden, his life would appear boring, he was sure. He knew that he never stood a chance with someone like her, but he still hoped that maybe, just maybe, they could be friends. Good friends.
“Hey man, you look out of sorts in that monkey suit.” Ben walked up and patted Vin on the back. “Did someone die?”
Vin chuckled, but deep down he had hoped that he didn’t look as uncomfortable as he felt. This was his only suit, and he wore it to impress Eden. Just because he worked in a garage didn’t mean he didn’t have any class.
Vin adjusted his name tag and frowned at the yearbook picture of him that the committee had chosen to place next to his name. He was so thin and scrawny-looking back then. What had Eden ever seen in him?
“Very funny, Ben.” Vin dropped the name tag and scanned the brightly decorated room. “I might not be as used to wearing a suit as you, but I still know how to put one on.” Out of the entire class, Vin, Ben and Zoe had stayed in Larona Falls. Everyone else seemed to have scattered. Well, that wasn’t entirely true. Vin’s older sister Thea had left Larona Falls to become a teacher, but then moved back when Vin’s father was diagnosed with liver cancer. That senior year of high school had been full of changes for Vin, none of them good. This begged the question why he was back in a place filled with so many bad memories.
“There’s Thea.” Vin nodded toward the cash bar. “You should say hi.”
Ben blanched, then ran his fingers through his sandy-colored hair. “Maybe later.” He turned his back to Thea and waved to someone Vin didn’t recognize.
Ben’s attitude toward his sister always puzzled Vin. He had always suspected that Ben had a crush on Thea growing up, but when she came back to Larona Falls to teach advanced placement chemistry their senior year, she had given Ben such a hard time in class that even now, ten years later, he avoided her like the plague.
“Hey, have you seen Eden yet?” Ben asked.
“No, is she here?” Vin could have smacked himself at how eager he sounded. What happened to playing it cool?
“Yeah, she’s here. Brought some hot-shot New York cop with her.” Ben pointed across the gym to a table in the far corner. Vin followed his direction and saw a group of people huddled around a small table.
“I don’t see her.”
Ben slapped him on the back. “That’s because her boyfriend is providing the entertainment.”
Boyfriend? Vin’s disappointment must have shown, because Ben’s smile slipped and he dropped his hand. “Sorry, man.”
“There’s nothing to be sorry about.” Vin tried to pull himself together, but inside he was reeling. Boyfriend? He supposed it was too much to hope for that she was still single and available. He eyed the exit door and wondered if was rude to slip out of a party five minutes after arriving.
“Oh no you don’t.” Ben nudged him toward the table. “You’ve waited this long. Go on over and say hi to her.”
“I don’t know.”
“Don’t be ridiculous.” Ben gave him a good shove. “Get over there and have fun.”
Ben was right. Just because Eden had a boyfriend didn’t mean that Vin couldn’t say hi. Besides, weren’t there other high school friends that he wanted to reconnect with? He couldn’t think of one off the top of his head, but he was sure that there was at least one or two, right?
Vin sighed. No, he and Eden had met early on in high school and with the exception of Ben, Vin didn’t have any other friends. His family’s reputation made him a loner of sorts. It didn’t bother him much, until he met Eden.
When she told him she was leaving it was like a kick in the gut. His love for her wasn’t strong enough to make her stay. He was from the wrong side of the tracks, unacceptable to her family. Vin had spent the past ten years of his life shedding his bad-boy image and proving Eden and her family wrong. Now it was time to show her what he had done with his life, what she had lost…