Heading home always stirs up mixed emotions for Laney Calhoun. Twelve years ago she left for graduate school, broken-hearted. She’s found professional success, but positive personal relationships have proved elusive. Running into her ex-boyfriend fans flames she thought long extinguished, and causes a renewed interest in love. Not with Kyle, of course. Never again. But as sparks fly and items of clothing disappear, she scrambles to keep her emotions in check.
Kyle Nixon let Laney slip away once. Their chemistry together is undeniable, but steamy sex is not enough to convince her to let him back into her heart. Even if she did trust him again, her medical career is five hundred kilometers away from the hometown that he
loves, and the life that he once chose over her.
What Once Was Perfect is a short and sexy contemporary romance novel set in Wardham, Ontario, a
fictitious small farming community on the shores of Lake Erie.
Laney Calhoun has closed her heart off to love. Since her high school sweetheart broke up with her and left her shattered, she's found solace in a promising career and relationships that are more like business transactions. Kyle let the love of his life slip between his fingers. Scared off by the thought of a long distance relationship, he broke things off, and regretted it every day since. No one has ever been able to fill the void Laney has left behind. When she comes back into town, 12 years later, Kyle decides its time to apologise and make amends, what he didn't count of was the immeasurable chemistry that's still sizzling between them.
Laney had banned emotional entanglements from her life a long time ago. Never again would she be vulnerable and give her heart to someone. It wasn't worth the pain.
He wasn't stupid enough to think Laney would ever open her heart to him again, be he'd tried searching for love elsewhere and failed miserably. He was done hoping he might find everything in another person, but he'd stumbled into something spectacular with Laney again. Something would have to be enough.
They stood there staring at each other, and Kyle wanted to take the mug out of her hand and ease her against the counter. Press into her and show her that most of all, his attraction to her had never changed, that her mouth still drove him to distraction, her mind still made him crazy and her body still brought him to his knees.