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Meg, the manager at a beachfront hotel, is anxious about her sister's upcoming wedding. One of the guests will be renowned lawyer Sam Grainger, her old crush. Though they haven't spoken since, she can't seem to forget the passionate night they spent together thirteen years ago. When they reunite, Sam doesn't seem to remember much about their relationship, and, insulted, Meg decides she's better off without him. Sam, on the other hand, is dealing with the trauma of his recent divorce. He and his wife were devastated when they couldn't have children. He's envious of Meg and her teenage son...not realizing that he is the boy's father!
(c)HARUMI BENISAKO/GRACE GREEN
First comes love, then comes marriage... At least, that was Gracie's plan at the ripe old age of fourteen, when she loved eighteen-year-old heartthrob Riley with a desperation that made her a town legend. Even now that she's all grown up, the locals in sleepy Los Lobos won't let her forget her youthful crush. And how can she, when she's face-to-face with Riley at every turn? The onetime bad boy has come back to town seeking respectability?but the sparks that fly between them are anything but respectable. Gracie's determined to keep her distance, but when someone sets out to ruin both their reputations, the two discover that first love is sometimes better the second time around.
(c)MASAKO OGIMARU/SUSAN MALLERY
Alex's first love is the sexy and handsome CEO of an international conglomerate. In order to get even a little bit closer to him, she dyes her blond hair brown, puts on glasses and fakes her age to become his assistant. But it's so painful to be near him all the time when she has no chance of being loved by him... Then they set off on a business trip to Greece together. Now is her chance to show him who she really is!
(c)JUNKO MURATA/REBECCA WINTERS
When Johanna was eighteen years old, she lost her parents in a fire, leaving her all alone in the world. She has since made her home on a ranch in Texas as their resident veterinarian. One day, the grandmother of the ranch owner gives her an astonishing request: as she may not have long left to live, she wants Johanna to take her four dogs across the country to their new owners-together with her grandson, Stone. As it turns out, Stone, CEO of an enormous jewelry company, was the first one with whom Johanna ever fell in love. Now she has to travel alone with him across the country... Can Johanna's heart handle it?
(c)JUNKO MATSUFUJI/CATHERINE MANN
Kirrily is a young actress. When her late brother's best friend, Ryan, needs help at his company, she jumps at the opportunity to help the first man she ever fell in love with and winds up living with him, too. He may be twelve years older than her, but that doesn't mean he has to treat her like a little kid anymore! All grown up now, Kirrily sees her chance to show Ryan just how charming she's become. She'll have him swooning for her in no time! But even without her trying, Ryan's already well aware that she's become a beautiful bombshell, and fifteen years of repressed sexual desire is finally bubbling to the surface during their long visit. Will she finally have a chance with her first love?
(c)NATSUMI MATSUMOTO/ALISON KELLY
Emma's feelings are hurt when she hears her coworkers bad-mouthing her, saying she is a boring workaholic. Determined to transform herself, Emma goes to a bar with her coworkers. That's when she runs into her first love, Jake. In an effort to prove to her coworkers she is anything but boring, she accepts a kiss from Jake for old time's sake. But it quickly develops into more than a friendly peck. Then Jake offers to help her change her image by pretending to fall in love with her!
(c)YUKI SHIOMIYA/NATALIE ANDERSON
Ajax Kouros has been trained and groomed to inherit the Holt business empire?on the condition that he marry into the family. Though Leah had always admired Ajax from afar, it was her beautiful older sister he chose to marry. Leah resigned herself to her fate and sealed her feelings away...until her older sister left her husband-to-be at the altar for her family's business rival!
(c)MASAMI SHINOHARA/MAISEY YATES
When Belle inherited her deceased father's business, she decided to learn how to manage it from her guardian, Colter McKinnon. He was thirty-four, good-looking and Belle's first love. A few years ago, he pierced her heart when he rejected her affection, but now Belle is almost twenty-one and she's decided she's going to become the right woman for him. Meanwhile, Colter is already distracted by the shining jewel that she's become. Her father's dying wishes were for Colter to watch over Belle so that she could grow up happy, and that request has guided his action. He knows he needs to hurry up and find someone Belle can marry!
(c)NAMI AKIMOTO/OLIVIA M. HALL
Tiffany is excited for her twenty-first birthday. The day she will finally become an adult, just like her father's business partner and her childhood Prince Charming, King Marshall. Knowing that he will come to her birthday party, she prepares a sexy surprise for him. King can't believe his eyes when he sees the little girl he grew up with trying to seduce him! But he coldly rejects her for her own sake. Half a year later Tiffany is a successful model in New York, and she goes back home for Christmas. She didn't want to see King's face but he keeps showing up...until he surprises her with a passionate kiss.
(c)ERIO HORI/DIANA PALMER
Why is Luke O'Rourke at her brother's wedding? Ten years ago, Luke was a manual laborer and Gemma a fifteen-year-old girl unloved by her parents. Luke was the first friend Gemma had ever been able to confide in. But she ruined their friendship when she asked him to teach her how to kiss. They haven't seen each other since. Now Luke is the CEO of an architectural firm and Gemma is relieved that he's happy to see her. But while he acts like a sophisticated gentleman, Luke is secretly planning to make Gemma his mistress...
(c)TOMOKO TAKAKURA/PENNY JORDAN
The biggest problem in Serina's life is her appearance. She has perfect proportions, long blond hair and bewitching lips. However, she's shy, so it doesn't make her happy. Instead, it only attracts men who think she's easy. One day, she reunites with Aaron at the restaurant where she is waitressing. He was her first love who saved her when they were students. However, now he has the aura of someone successful and he looks her up and down with interest... He says to her, "Every man wants you even if you don't work for it."
Marcy is the leader of a group working against a major company's redevelopment plans for a struggling city. Specifically, she's up against Randal, the company's negotiator. Marcy's aunt left her a house in the middle of the city. When she makes it known that she won't give in no matter how many threats or how much money they throw at her, the company schemes to send in a handsome man to seal the deal. Initially Marcy laughs at their simplistic approach. In time, however, she finds herself being swayed by Randal's sexy, grandiose seduction as well as a surprising secret...
After Jenny's high-stress life as an interior designer in the big city ruins her health, she goes to a ranch in Texas to get back to nature and work as a housekeeper. But when she finally gets there, she doesn't meet the person she was expecting. Instead she's greeted by a burly and unsociable cowboy named Everett. When she asks to see the man who hired her, he tells her his brother died a week ago. Feeling pity for a girl who has nowhere else to go, Everett ultimately decides to honor his brother's dying wish and hire Jenny.
(c)TSUKUSHI OGURA/DIANA PALMER
Her first love, Gabe, asks Stefanie to enter into a contract marriage with him. His goal is to support his father's reelection as a married man and then to set in motion his secret plot against his father's wish to make him his political successor. Stefanie accepts his proposition, thinking they'll inevitably grow closer once they're married. But when the contract expires a year later, nothing has happened between them and he disappears without telling her. She, however, is determined to find him!
(c)SATOMI TSUYA/REBECCA WINTERS
Ash froze when she saw Gabe, her childhood friend, standing in the corner of the room. The vivid memory of the horrible treatment she gave him eight years ago came to the forefront of her mind. As the daughter of an old family, back then she ended up in gossip magazines a lot and was called a problem child. But the kiss she shared with Gabe instantly broke their relationship; he had always watched over her and she called him "my Gabe." Ash made a huge mistake once those around her found out that she was in love with a lower-class man. Without thinking, she told him one thing: "Know your place."
(c)NAOKO KUBOTA/TRISH WYLIE
Sammy is secretly in love with businessman Leo, her childhood friend. However, he's always surrounded by crowds of beautiful women, so there's no way he'd associate with a plain schoolteacher like her. So why the sudden proposal? When Sammy asks, Leo explains that he needs a fiancee because he wants to make it look like he's settled down so he can win custody of his niece. He chose Sammy because she and her mother are in dire straits due to her mother's illness. Besides, he could never actually fall in love with her. What will Sammy do after hearing such cruel words from her first love?
(c)AKIKO MIYAGI/CATHY WILLIAMS
Teddi is a student paying her way through college by modeling. She dreams of becoming a teacher one day. People around her sometimes misjudge her, assuming she lives a life of idle luxury. Her best friend Jenna has invited Teddi to her family ranch in Canada to spend the summer there, which sounds appealing...except that she doesn't want to see Jenna's brother, King. He makes biting remarks when he sees her. Why does her first love despise her this much? She wishes she could just hate him...
(c)ATSUKO NAKAMURA/DIANA PALMER
Bett, a Broadway actress, was scammed out of all of her money by her former manager. She sees a casting call for Girl in a Dark Room, a play with painful memories for her, but being broke and desperate for work, she decides to audition. The screenwriter for this play, Edward McCullough, was Bett's first love and the man who abandoned her for fame and more experienced women. When they reunite six years later, she pretends to be a woman who's willing to use a man with talent and fortune-she doesn't want him to know that she's still a virgin...or that she's still hopelessly in love with him...
(c)SHIYORI MATSUO/DIANA PALMER
Determined to revive her family's business in accordance with her late father's will, Maddie returns to her home country and appears at a party full of big players in the wine-making industry. Her intention is to convey her resolve to Nic, who has been persistently urging her to sell the vineyard. Eight years ago, they fell in love, but because of an age-old enmity existing between their families, their parents drove them apart. Then a hair-raising secret concerning the two families came to light, and ever since, Maddie and Nic have lived in an uneasy state of mutual hatred. But their reunion at the gala will force them to face their enduring love...
(c)JURI NAKAO/ABBY GREEN
Bella is thinking of running away from her stressful life as an actress when she suddenly remembers Sergio, her stepbrother. Though it may seem odd, he was her first love. After all, they aren't biologically related and he is dashingly handsome! Perhaps she can rely on him... Sergio, however, is bewildered by her phone call. He's done his best to avoid her ever since the day his desire for her first awoke! Still, now that he has become a powerful billionaire, maybe it isn't a bad idea to play a new game. What will happen to innocent Bella when she walks into Sergio's trap?
(c)KAZUKO FUJITA/MIRANDA LEE
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