Category: *Second Chance Romance
Exiled by Brenda Rothert
Pro hockey player Archer Holt is taking his charm and swagger from the ice to the...sand? One of sixteen players competing to be the last man standing on a new reality show, he’s all in until he finds out the meaning behind the show’s title—Exiled.
Before I was a pro hockey player, I was an Eagle Scout. I can tie knots, build shelters and fish like nobody’s business, making me the perfect choice to represent my team on a reality show set on a primitive tropical island. I can endure scorching heat, tough competitions and torrential rainfall—no problem. But when I find out who my partner is, I’m not so sure I’ll survive being stranded on an island with her.
Archer Holt broke my heart eight years ago. Now he’s rich and famous, and I’m a high school English teacher in our hometown. When I’m offered the chance to compete for half a million dollars by outlasting fifteen other teams on an island with my selfish jerk of an ex, I jump at it, because that money can change not just my life, but my family’s. Besides, I’m long over Archer.
Or so I thought.
Make Me Shiver by Marie Johnston
Have you ever gotten married without telling anyone? I did. Not saying anything was the easy part. I had moved to a big city, had no friends, and I wasn’t speaking to my family.
I tried the whole “fake it until you make it” thing. I was the fake part and my husband Archer was only concerned with making it. When I got a call about a family emergency, I walked out on my hot but overly ambitious husband and my superficial life and ran back home to the family ranch. And I stayed, ignoring my husband’s attempts to reach me—and I still didn’t tell anyone I was married.
Then a year and a half later, I find Archer standing in on my property, looking like a titanium rod in a pile of rusty nails. He came to end things between us but ends up staying to learn who he really married—the shy corporate woman with a perfect blowout or the sarcastic country girl with mud on her boots.
The longer he’s around, the more I see that I wasn’t the only one who was disingenuous. The suit is gone and my city slicker spouse is fixing fence, diving into muddy stock ponds to save calves, and calling in favors to get the cattle enough hay for the winter.
Yet none of that changes that my family needs me and I’m not abandoning them again. It doesn’t change that the career he worked so hard to build is over a thousand miles away in Texas. Or that the life I want is exactly what he’s run from. The only thing we’re doing is making it harder to sign the divorce papers.
Second Shot with #76 by Piper Rayne
My mom always said you don’t get a second shot at making a first impression. I’ve remembered that my entire career. Especially since I’m one of the few black men who play professional hockey.
I’m calculated and respectful in the way I speak to my coaches, the owners, and the media. I’ve never taken a risk… until her.
I could blame it on the fact that for once I pushed away the pressure of my career for the ocean waves, the sand, and good times with my new teammates. But those are excuses because the minute I saw her at the airport, something lit up inside me and the best week of my life was spent with her in my bed.
After our week in paradise, we said goodbye, exchanged phone numbers and both assumed that unless one of us was flying through the other’s city on the opposite side of the country, our vacation fling was over.
Then one night after practice I see her. She’s here. In my city. Telling me she moved here for a job. If that’s not fate tell me what is.
I’ve never wanted a second shot more than I do this time, but she’s determined to leave what we were on the island we left behind.
Falling for Her by S.A. Clayton
A brand new second chance romance from S.A. Clayton set in her new Harbour Cove series!
Hannah Baker knew leaving Harbour Cove was a mistake the second she reached the outer limits, but it was too late. She was moving in with her boyfriend, starting over and trying her best to get over the fact that the feelings she had for her best friend were anything but platonic.
Cash Harris was everything she wanted in a man; strong, loving, and fiercely loyal to those he loved, and that's why it hurt so much that he just let her go without so much as a fight.
Five years is a long time and can completely change someone, and Hannah knows that first hand. Why else would she be leaving in the middle of the night while her boyfriend is out. He's changed, and not for the better.
Hannah just hopes Cash hasn't changed that much over the last few years because he's her only hope at escape.
Sneaking Around With #34 by Piper Rayne
I have a reputation for being tight-lipped. You learn quick when you become a professional hockey player to be guarded with the media, so I’ve worked hard to cover up the mistakes of my youth.
But when I’m traded to the Florida Fury, where my ex–best friend is the starting right wing, I’m forced to confront my past. Ford and I have a lot of history, especially when it comes to his little sister, Imogen.
My heart still lurches in my chest when I see her.
My hands want to reach out and touch her.
My mouth wants to keep apologizing.
She’s the only woman who ever made me want more. But she’s also the one who fell victim to my most regrettable decision.
I’m not a believer in fate, but I must be back in her world for a reason. I’ve fought for everything I’ve gotten and I’m not backing down from what I know will be the best thing in my life.
Restored by Nikki Kiley
I was left behind eight years ago. Now he wants me back. Can a broken elopement become a relationship to last forever?
I still suffer the sting of rejection. Now I’m forced to work with the man who jilted me when we were college students. I refuse to let him break my heart again. I’ve worked hard to maintain my distance during the production of my home renovation show, and now he’s working in my parents’ mansion looking too good to hate.
We agreed on a truce to bury our painful past, Though I tentatively accept the handsome contractor’s sincere offer of friendship, I fear my demanding family’s unrealistic expectations may mean our fragile reunion will succumb to outside pressures.
Can we finally find the glue to hold us together?
Restored is a full-length second chance romance. If you like complex characters, angsty feels, and sexy fun times, then you’ll adore Nikki Kiley’s beautifully crafted reconciliation. Read how the hot as hell contractor who break her heart wins back the trust of the ambitious television show creator.
The Words by Ashley Jade
From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ashley Jade comes an edgy, enemies-to-lovers standalone romance about mistakes, forgiveness, and second chances.
He was the talented bad boy everyone wanted.
I was the irrelevant geek everyone hated.
He was the sun...drawing all of us in.
I was a black hole...taking up space.
He was destined to be a star.
I was destined to remain an insignificant no one.
Until he made me believe I was special...
And then he destroyed me.
I never thought I'd see Phoenix Walker again after he broke my heart, but fate had other plans.
One tour. Eight weeks. Forty shows.
Countless opportunities to make him pay.
The world thought he was a God...
But I knew the truth.
Sin & Salvation by Sabrina Wagner
She loved him. He resented her. Now they share more than a past… they’re sharing an apartment.
Sin & Salvation is a Forever Inked standalone.
My entire love life was a string of disasters. Now that I was turning thirty, my mother expected me to marry a respectable man and start a family. But when my impending engagement blew up in my face, I fled his lavish condo and moved into an apartment above the Forever Inked tattoo parlor. I was shocked to find my first love standing in the kitchen signing his own lease for the place. Elias was the only man I never got over… the preacher’s son.
Sometimes salvation came as a second chance.
I hadn’t been home in almost fifteen years. I left everything behind, including the girl who betrayed me. I’d have never come back if it weren’t for my ailing father. Luckily, I found a job and an apartment at Forever Inked. Just as I was signing my name on the lease, a blue-eyed angel walked in carrying her whole life in a few boxes. Roxy was every sin you could imagine wrapped in a beautiful package. A temptress who’d destroyed me.
I’d evicted her from my heart, now I had to evict her from my apartment.
This book contains mature themes, strong language, and sexual situations. It is intended for adult readers 18+.
Occasionally Yours by Hayley Faiman
He’s keeping a secret from his entire family. She’s keeping a secret from him. Their relationship has been occasional for the past five years… can there ever be more?
Lawrence Astor is stoic. He’s the level-headed one of his two siblings. Never one to overreact or cause a scene. Except, he’s keeping a massive secret from his entire family, and he has been for over five years.
He’s had enough of hiding, of his life being in limbo. Everyone in his family is finally finding their place and happiness, except him. They’re starting families and building their lives. Lawrence is still only seeing his own wife on occasion.
She has been keeping a secret, sneaking away from her home one weekend every three months to spend a total of forty-eight hours with her husband.
Rory Astor is living on borrowed time. She stays away from her own husband in an effort to save him.
Can they salvage their relationship and live happily ever after, or are they doomed to be separated forever?
Follow My Lead by J.S. Wood
FBI Agent Gemma James is on the brink of a big promotion.
Which means taking each and every case her boss throws at her.
When a string of young women start to show up dead, she’s thrown into a blast from the past when the link to the killer comes in the form of her ex-husband.
Seeing Caleb Walker again is like being thrown into a time warp of memories and emotions, ones she’s unsure what to do with.
Nothing will stop her from solving the case and stopping the killer who is prowling their once safe streets. However, her focus is divided between her career and the only man she’s ever loved.
The question is, can she stop the killer and fix the mess that is her heart?
Follow My Lead is book 3 in The Anti-Love Agents Series, a second-chance romance between an ex-husband and wife, a rockstar romance, and yes, my guy is a nice one. Sit down, strap in, and get ready for a wild ride.
Unauthorized Behavior by S.A. Clayton
Eli was my everything when we were eighteen. I wanted everything with him; the house in the suburbs, the white picket fence, and a bunch of kids. But life doesn’t always turn out the way you imagine.
Eli was never supposed to be a part of my adult life, he made that clear when he broke my heart and never spoke to me again. I spent most of my college years trying to forget him, yet here I am, weeks after getting divorced being surrounded by memories of him.
Little did I know, fate had other plans, and Eli would become much more than a memory. Yet the question remains, can I forgive him for breaking my heart all those years ago or will the past seep back into our lives and ruin we are starting to create?
Men of the C-Suite is a steamy collection that features executive-level alpha males ready to sweep you off your feet (and maybe onto their desk)! If power suits and dirty talk are your thing, get ready to devour this hot new series from your favorite group of romance authors.
Burn it Down by J. Wolf
I’m the smart girl with my nose constantly in a book. The one with the level head who never breaks the rules…until I do.
And wouldn’t you know, the one person who knows about my case of temporary rebellion is the last one I’d ever want to find out.
Gabe Fuller might be Savage River High’s class clown, but as far as I’m concerned, he’s a villain in disguise. Once upon a time, I gave him my heart, but our ending was no fairytale.
As the keeper of my darkest secret, Gabe thinks he owns me. I’ll play along because I have no other choice, but I’ll never bow, and I definitely won’t fall…no matter how good his hands feel on my curves.
The Edge of Chaos by J. Saman
You know that awful moment when you realize you accidentally slept with your best friend's older brother?
I met him on my last New Year's Eve in New York. Sparks flew. Madness ensued. And after the hottest night of my life, I ran out on him.
Three years later he and I come face-to-face again.
Now do I not only learn his name but realize the heat between us hasn't dissipated for a second.
Thankfully, I'm a woman who can spot his type from miles away. Especially when my friend goes on to explain just how off-limits her older brother is. A player who has wrecked her friends' hearts a time or twenty.
He doesn't agree.
In fact, the gorgeous and persistent man believes we should pick up exactly where we left off three years ago.
Sorry, not gonna happen. My life is already filled with more chaos than I can handle and the last thing I need is some hot playboy adding to it.
Only he turns out to be so much more than I expected. Intoxicating and impossible to resist—all over my place, his stairs, it doesn't matter. We're insatiable.
Now I just have to figure out how to keep my heart out of the game.
Not so easy to do when he's determined to win it.
Need You Tonight by Emery Jacobs
Ten years it’s been since she left me without a word.
I was heartbroken.
Gia was my person. My soulmate. Our only problem: she was born for leaving.
I thought I’d lost her forever… until she unexpectedly comes back into my life.
I didn’t think I’d get a second chance with the only girl who’s ever owned my heart.
But now that my second chance is here, I’ll fight to keep her in my arms.
Music was the one thing that always connected us, and I hope it can bring us back together.
Time Exposure by Persephone Autumn
Thirteen years ago, I abandoned the love of my life.
Thirteen years ago, the love of my life vanished without a word.
Fate has given us another chance.
Jealousy is trying to rip us apart.
I refuse to lose her again.
Will he actually come back to me?
Cora said words mean nothing. Not unless I back them with actions.
I will flip my world upside down. Relinquish everything. All for her.
Gavin said he will fix everything. Fix us. His promises are unreliable.
Until I see it with my own eyes, hope is not an option. My heart can’t handle it.
Fate brought us back together, but time and distance change people.
Can we overcome our obstacles? Will our love stand the test of time?
Remember Arizona by Dr. Rebecca Sharp
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From bestselling author, Dr. Rebecca Sharp, comes a second-chance, fake relationship romance...
Rule #1: Don’t fall in love with your best friend.
Tally Kerr broke Rule #1 over a decade ago—a mistake that ended in the worst way possible.
Rule #2: Don’t date an artist.
Tally recently broke Rule #2, and the artist broke up with her. The consequence? She’s stuck curating a three-week exhibit for the jerk. The only thing worse than dealing with him and his new girlfriend are the pity looks from the other artists.
So, she calls in a favor from her former best friend.
Sam Deschenes didn’t expect to see Tally again. And he knows he’s to blame. So when she says she’s coming to town and needs his help, Sam can’t say no—not even when she asks him to be her pretend boyfriend.
Tally wants nothing more than to forget Arizona which is why this charade is critical. She’ll replace all her memories with fake ones and prove she never really loved Sam.
But as the days tick by, remembering Arizona—and all the reasons she fell for her best friend—come too easily. When their scorching desire incinerates the line between real and fake, will Tally keep up the act or will she break rule number one all over again?
Tasty Cakes by Molly Sloan
Since my wife died four years ago, my daughter, my professorship, and the students in my literacy program have kept me focused. There is no room for distractions.
But a stop-off at the new bakery brings me face to face with the owner, Vivienne Cross.
Now I can’t get her sexy little smile out of my head. Her desserts are in my house. I see her “cupcakes” all over town.
It’s been a long time, but I feel alive again. My world is not as dark as it once was.
But she lied to me.
Even if I can forgive her, would it work out?
I’m an old-school kind of guy. I like to take care of the women I love.
What can I offer her that she doesn’t already have?
Befallen by Dr. Rebecca Sharp
From bestselling author, Dr. Rebecca Sharp, comes an emotional, second-chance standalone romance in the Carmel Cove series.
It took only a matter of moments to turn Cambria Mariano into a survivor.
Moving back home, a ghost of her former self, Cammie hoped family and a familiar routine would help her find a new normal.
But months and miles couldn’t erase the trauma that had befallen her.
Something needed to change. Cammie knows she needs to fight for a stronger version of herself before she loses everything. Unfortunately, the only way to hone that fight has a name: Bennett Covington, her new martial arts instructor and the golden boy whose heart she broke.
Benny has always had his eye on the shy baker’s daughter. Though the spark between them burns hotter than ever, he sees Cammie’s heart is even more guarded. But Benny is a patient man; He’ll give her time to trust herself—and him.
As Cammie’s confidence returns, so do the demons from her past. To stop the crimes in town, she’ll have to speak up against those who will do anything to keep her silent. And when she does, she’ll risk not only her new life but her second chance at love.
Warning: This novel contains references to subjects that may be sensitive to some readers.
Through the Lens by Persephone Autumn
She was my first love.
He was my first everything
Circumstances stole her from me.
Circumstances made him abandon me.
But the past is the past. And we are no longer kids.
Cora Davies is the one that got away. The one I wanted to keep forever.
Life threw a wrench in our plan. Tore us apart. Shattered our hearts.
Gavin Hunt is the one I handed my heart to. The one person I saw a future with.
Until it was ripped away. Crushed. Scattered in the wind.
Now... fate is giving us another chance. To live the life we once dreamt of.
Unfortunately, not everyone believes our reunion is for the best.
Redemption by Laura Lee
USA Today Bestselling author, Laura Lee, brings you a standalone story about love, loss, and second chances, set in Corinne Michaels' Salvation Society world.
I fell in love with Beckett Armstrong before either one of us knew what that meant. He was my first kiss. My first love.
My entire world.
We promised each other forever, and we meant it wholeheartedly. But unfortunately, when tragedy struck, love wasn’t nearly enough to save us.
Little did we know... it would only get worse from there.
Twelve years later, Beckett and I wear our scars like finely crafted armor. We’ve been in survival mode for so long, we’ve forgotten how to live. After everything we’ve endured, can we move beyond the pain to forge a future together?
Or are we destined to repeat the mistakes of our past?
*REDEMPTION contains graphic scenes that some readers may find triggering.
We’re Made of Moments by Molly McLain
We were made of moments.
A handful of nights.
Two weeks of passion.
Four years of denial.
She was never mine to keep, but I took every second that girl was willing to give me.
I always knew she’d go back to him.
But I never expected she’d take a piece of me with her.
He changed my life forever, and it happened long before our two weeks together.
I didn’t mean to fall for him.
But how could I not when he gave me the most precious gift of all?
Dust by Delilah Frost
For a decade Marissa Parrish was able to hide the life she left behind. Her band, rock powerhouse Sailor Gray dominated the charts and kept tongues wagging. Not even the biggest Hollywood scandal could pull the queen from her throne. Not until he returned.
Grady Knight always dreamed of being a racecar driver in the Formula series. He lived for it, bled for it. He never imagined achieving his dream would bring a ghost from his past back into his life. He never imagined she’d be the lead singer of one of the world’s biggest bands either.
When a chance meeting at a charity event thrusts Marissa back into Grady’s life, nothing is off limits in Hollywood. Not their pasts, or the scandals created by those who wish to tear them apart.
Delilah Frost’s Dust is a gripping, emotionally charged, sexy and scandalous, second chance contemporary romance written in K. Bromberg’s Driven Worlds project.
My Almost Ex by Piper Rayne
In the middle of a crowded bar in our small Alaskan town, my estranged wife snuggles up to me as if we’re still a happy couple.
Don’t get me wrong, we were a happy couple—before she walked out on me a year ago. We were the high school sweethearts everyone thought were destined to be together forever. We thought so too, which is why we married shortly after graduation.
We had a good marriage. Until she left me without any real explanation.
Now, she’s back—and this is the real kicker—she has amnesia and thinks I’m still her husband. Technically I am, although the divorce papers are sitting at the lawyer’s office.
She’s desperate to remember her life in Sunrise Bay but I only want to find out why she left me. Once we conjure that memory up, it’s sayonara because there’s no second chances here. But as you probably already figured out, things didn’t go quite as I planned.
My Almost Ex is a second chance romance between two childhood friends-to-lovers in Piper Rayne’s brand-new, small-town family series, The Greene Family.
Escaping Conviction by Greer Rivers
I’m not letting her go after this.
I left the love of my life when she needed me most. I thought I was saving the world, but instead I lost everything.
Now I need her.
My sister is missing and I'm suspect #1. Without Jules as my defense attorney, I would be locked in a cell instead of trying to save my sister. Once I find Ellie, I’m never letting either of them out of my sight.
There’s no way I’m making that mistake again.
He’s just like every other client.
The man I thought was the love of my life, ghosted me when I needed him most. I’d like to say he was the one that got away. But no. He’s the bullet I dodged.
Now he needs me.
His sister is missing and he’s being charged with her kidnapping. He thinks we can mend what he broke. But I can’t trust him.
There’s no way I’m making that mistake again.
Escaping Conviction is a suspenseful, second chance romance with legal, military, and dark themes. It is the first in the Conviction series of interconnected standalones which have an overarching plot throughout the series, but no cliffhanger for the couple in this book.
**While Escaping Conviction has an HEA, this read is not for the faint of heart. The Conviction series should be read by mature readers only (18+) and contains sexually explicit scenes, along with descriptions of human trafficking, drugs, strong language, and physical and sexual violence. Reader discretion is advised.**
Just One Kiss by J. Saman
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The heart wants what it wants and mine has never stopped wanting her.
London Canterbury and I were never meant to be.
Her family was rich. She was cheer captain. The most popular girl in our school while I was the opposite. Poor, nerdy, and invisible.
Eight years ago, I kissed the hell out of her, knowing I was never going to see her again.
Or so I thought.
Because here I am, rescuing none other than London who crashed her car into a tree in the middle of a blizzard.
Right before Christmas.
Now she’s stuck in my house. In my head. Back in my heart before I ever have a chance to stop it.
As the storm intensifies outside so does the fire between us.
Despite all that, I know this is too good to last. That eventually, the storm will end, and she’ll leave.
But losing her is no longer an option.
I’m hoping that sometimes all it takes to fall in love is just one kiss…
Just One Kiss is a fun and steamy, holiday, second chance romance! It is a complete standalone.
Crazy to Love You (Wild Love, #3) by J. Saman
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I am meeting this woman for one reason and one reason only. And that officially makes her off-limits.
I want the one woman I cannot have. Again.
The second I lay eyes on Naomi Kent, I know I want her.
And not just for my duet, though her voice is so strikingly beautiful, it can make angels weep.
It’s her mind, her passion, her perfect curvy body. Everything about her sets my blood on fire.
But here’s the thing… I need her to get this song produced.
She needs me to help her regain the life she lost.
So, any chance at an us… Well, that’s a no-go, right?
I don’t want anything Gus Diamond has to offer me.
And that includes his gorgeous face and sexy-as-all-sin body. Well, maybe I do want those.
But this duet? Nope. Not a chance.
I gave up this life when my world shattered and my broken pieces were stomped all over in a very public way. So you can understand why the last thing I want is to relive all that.
But Gus has this way about him.
And before I know what’s happening, I’m saying yes to things I know better than to say yes to.
That is until my past decides to make an unexpected return. With one hell of an entrance.
CRAZY TO LOVE YOU is a sexy, fun, and emotional forbidden romance with all the feels! It can be read as a standalone.
Unwritten by Alex Rosa
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Hailey Elwood always knew three things: she wanted to be a writer, she didn’t want to run her family diner, and she was madly and unconditionally in love with Caiden Anderson.
When Hailey came to the conclusion that her family would never understand her dream to write, she decided to take her future into her own hands, but what she didn’t expect was Caiden’s ultimatum.
Falling in love with Caiden was easy. Saying goodbye to him was not.
Five years later, Hailey’s debut novel becomes an international bestseller, skyrocketing her to fame, but when her mother passes away, she’s forced to return to her hometown to confront the memories and the man that shaped her first book. She’ll argue it’s fiction, but Caiden knows better.
Hailey wasn’t the only one who was left battered and bruised, and Caiden makes it a point to make her accountable chapter by chapter.
Now with her publisher suddenly pushing her for a sequel, she isn’t sure how to write it when her future is still unwritten.
When You Come Back to Me (Lost Boys, #2) by Emma Scott
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At Santa Cruz Central High School, they called them the misfits, the outcasts, the weirdos. But most of us knew them as the Lost Boys...
Holden Parish survived his parents' horrific attempts to make him "the perfect son." After a year's stint in a Swiss sanitarium to recover, he has vowed to never let anything--or anyone--trap him again. Brilliant but broken, he seeks refuge behind alcohol, meaningless sex, and uses his wicked sense of humor to keep people away. He only has to ride out one year in the coastal town of Santa Cruz with his aunt and uncle before he inherits his billions and can make his escape. Disappear.
Falling in love is not in the plans.
River Whitmore. Star quarterback of the Central High football team, Prom King, Mr. Popular, ladies' man. He leads the perfect life...except it's all a lie. His father has River's future in the NFL all planned out, while River's dream is to run the family business in the town that he loves. But his mother's illness is tearing the family apart and River is becoming the glue that holds them together. How can he break his father's heart when it's already shattering?
River's carefully-crafted façade explodes when he meets Holden Parish. A guy who dresses in coats and scarves year-round, drinks expensive vodka, and spends his free time breaking into houses for the fun of it. They're complete opposites. River seeks a quiet life, away from the spotlight. Holden would rather have dental surgery than settle down.
Holden's demons and River's responsibilities threaten to keep them apart, while their undeniable attraction crashes them together again and again, growing into something deep and real no matter how they resist.
Until one terrible night changes everything.
Pierced Hearts (Southern Charmers, #1) by Ahren Sanders
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Back in the same town I ran from years ago and the man I left behind.
Pierce Kendrick, the man I’ve never stopped loving.
The day he walked up to me with his cocky smile, everything changed.
Now, I don’t recognize the cold, harsh, bitter man that stands in his place.
It’s time Pierce knows why I left, and the secrets that drove me away.
Nothing could prepare me for what happens next.
The man I loved reappears. This time, he’s a powerhouse, determined to get back what we lost.
Can it be that simple?
Darby Graham, the woman who ruined me, has returned. She rolls back into town, stirring up memories and feelings that I buried long ago.
One look at her and I know she’s been hiding something. What I don’t expect is for the truth to rock my world. For a second time in my life, I’m helpless against the power Darby holds over me.
Her resistance fuels my determination.
My insistence drives her wild.
She says we’re impossible.
I say she’s wrong.
And I’m going to prove it.
Darby Graham thinks I’m crazy.
She’s about to see how crazy things can be.