In this captivating contemporary romance, sure to delight readers of Rachel Gibson and Susan Elizabeth Phillips, a small-town wallflower learns that in the game of love, being shy gets you nowhere. Kate Bloom’s ordered world is turned upside down when notorious bad boy and superstar athlete Jesse Chapman comes home. Seeing him again reminds Kate of all the reasons she harbored a Texas-sized crush on him back when they were kids. But she isn’t a little girl anymore . . . and she’s ready to show this hell-raising playboy just how much she’s grown up. After a reporter starts digging into his past, Jesse Chapman returns home looking for space. The last thing he needs is a distraction, but that’s just what he gets when he sees his little Katie. Suddenly the girl next door is hot and sexy—and more than even this legendary ladies’ man can handle.