Lee Archer is everything that Jessie Baxter wants in a man. He had the ability to make her heart race along with being intelligent and gorgeous. As the popular athlete, Lee only wanted to be friends with Jessie regardless of how much Jessie prayed and hoped otherwise. However, ten years later after a failed marriage and uncertain journalism career, Jessie returns home for her high school reunion. Even after ten years, Jessie is still heavily attracted to Lee. Will Jessie and Lee be able to finally be together?
The heartwarming novel was fun and interesting to read. The characters were all flawed but trying to do the best they could with their circumstances. I personally don't remember my first crush from high school which was also roughly ten years ago, but I am hoping I didn't act the same way as Jessie did. It made me hope she would finally get what she deserves. The novel had an interesting premise of two people who liked each other coming together in the end despite the obstacles that stood in their way. I didn't like that Lee seemed to disregard Jessie's feelings knowing she had feelings for him in the beginning. He hinted that he likes Jessie but still continue to hurt and ignore her. It was a fun read and I will definitely read more by the author.
**Disclosure - I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest opinion**
First Crush, Last Love
by Elizabeth McKenna
Paperback & ebook, 314 pages
August 1st 2017
Back in high school, Lee Archer made Jessie Baxter’s cheeks flush and her heart race. But the popular athlete never wanted to be more than just friends. Ten years later, after a failed marriage and with her journalism career on shaky ground, Jessie’s come home for her high school reunion—and Lee still has the power to make her knees weak and her pulse pound.
Lee’s teenage years were filled with more trauma and drama than anyone guessed. Though his damaged past has helped make him a successful police detective, it’s hurt every relationship he’s tried. But seeing the grown-up, stunning Jessie might just change his commitment-phobic mind.
Jessie’s psycho ex-husband had her convinced no one would ever love her, but Lee is ready to step out of the friend zone and into her heart. Can she learn to trust again before she loses her chance to turn her first crush into her last love?
Elizabeth McKenna’s novel will have you remembering the angst of high school, the grief of a failed relationship, and the joy of finding true love at last.
About the Author
Though Elizabeth McKenna’s love of books reaches back to her childhood, she had never read a romance novel until her sister gave her the latest bestseller by Nora Roberts. She was hooked from page one (actually, she admits it was the first love scene). With the urging of her children, she decided to write her own Happily Ever Afters.
Elizabeth lives in Wisconsin with her understanding husband, two beautiful daughters, and a sassy Labrador. When she isn’t writing, working, or being a mom, she’s sleeping.
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