LOVE STORY

A second-chance roadtrip romance

A Love Story

Ebook and audiobook only. No paperback available, per decision of the publisher, Penguin Random House.

Steamy, with explicit sex scenes.

This book is written in first-person, alternating the heroine and heroine's POV.

When Lucy’s family gives her the keys to the family station wagon to start her new life in San Francisco, she’s thrilled until she learns of her traveling companion: the childhood sweetheart who broke her heart.

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

USA TODAY BESTSELLER • Over the course of one wild road trip, feuding childhood sweethearts get a second chance at love in this charming rom-com—a standalone novel from the author of Blurred Lines and Good Girl.

When Lucy Hawkins receives a job offer in San Francisco, she can’t wait to spread her wings and leave her small Virginia hometown behind. Her close-knit family supports her as best they can, by handing over the keys to a station wagon that’s seen better days. The catch? The cross-country trip comes with a traveling companion: her older brother’s best friend, aka the guy who took Lucy’s virginity hours before breaking her heart.

After spending the past four years and every last dime caring for his sick father, Reece Sullivan will do just about anything to break free of the painful memories—even if it means a two-week road trip with the one girl who’s ever made it past his carefully guarded exterior. But after long days of bickering in the car turn into steamy nights in secluded motel rooms, Reece learns that, when it comes to Lucy, their story is far from over. And this time, they just might have a shot at a happy ending.

an excerpt

“There’s something I’ve been wondering.”
“Shoot,” she said, legs continuing to swing idly, as though she didn’t have a care in the world.
“Did it ever get better for you?”
“Did what?” Lucy asked, not following.
“Kissing.”
Her legs abruptly stopped swinging. “What?”
Reece walked toward her until he was just a few inches from where she sat. Her position on the counter put them at eye level, and the sheer control in the way he moved made her suddenly realize that she’d seriously be in over her head with the guy if he ever decided to make a move.
“I promised you it got better after the first kiss,” he said, moving even closer, even as his gaze stayed safely locked on her collarbone. “Want to make sure I didn’t let you down.”
“You didn’t let me down,” she said without thinking.
His eyes flew to hers. “Meaning?”
Lucy decided to go for broke. As he pointed out, she was leaving in three months. Nothing to lose. Other than her heart. “Meaning that my first kiss remains my best kiss.”
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“I promised you it got better after the first kiss,” he said, moving even closer, even as his gaze stayed safely locked on her collarbone. “Want to make sure I didn’t let you down.”
“You didn’t let me down,” she said without thinking.
His eyes flew to hers. “Meaning?”
Lucy decided to go for broke. As he pointed out, she was leaving in three months. Nothing to lose. Other than her heart. “Meaning that my first kiss remains my best kiss.”

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