FIVE NEW ADULT SHORT STORIES
Most of us have experienced the agony and the ecstasy of a schooldays’ crush on an unattainable boy or girl—the crush that has lived with you and shaped all of your other relationships and life experiences. If you were one of the lucky people who shared their first kiss with their first love, then married them, settled down and are now living happily with them, then you are incredibly lucky and these stories may not resonate with you. But for the less lucky ones, the ones who still secretly yearn, I hope these five heart-warming stories of first love and second chances will give you hope and keep your dreams alive.
Short, skinny Tyrell Montague rescues tall, plump Claudine Wilson when she’s in danger of being the only girl in the class not formally asked to the school dance. Grudgingly, she accepts knowing that they will make the oddest couple on the evening and be the laughing stock of their classmates, but to her surprise she has more fun than anticipated. Life takes them on different journeys, but now they’re back in each other’s lives and for Tyrell, Claudine is Still the One.
Tonya Reynolds dances The Last Dance with Gerard Fitzpatrick because his date, her identical twin, wants to dance with someone else. Things don’t go as planned and Gerard realizes that the sisters have switched places. He and Tonya leave secondary school without making up their differences, but surely six years is long enough for him to have forgiven her? Especially since he’s the newest member of staff at the school and they have to work in close proximity.
Yolanda Peters and Christopher Cromwell share The First Kiss at fourteen when he acts on a silly dare. She never forgives or speaks to him throughout their time left at secondary school, but she’s back in town and all grown up. Will she give him the chance to apologize and perhaps another taste of her sweet lips?
The youthful attraction between Melanie DuBois and Philippe La Monte ends abruptly when his divorced father marries her widowed mother. As the step-siblings mature they try to deny their Simmering Desire, but can true love be denied?
Teacher Dillon Welch knows he’s Forbidden to love his student Collette Adams even though she’s declared her love for him. He fights his attraction, doing what is right and moral, and hurts them both in the process. He’s never forgotten her and when fate throws them together, he’s grateful for the chance to finally admit that he’s always loved her. But now she’s an older, sophisticated woman who can get just about any man she desires. Has he left it too late?