Not the Marrying KindBook - 2007
When his father announces plans to remarry, Jake Porter, a high-powered L.A. music executive, returns to small-town Arkansas, where he is unwittingly reunited with famed artist Harriet Smith, once the nerdiest girl at Doolittle High School and his one-time date to the graduation dance. Original.
Sixteen years ago, world-famous artist Harriet P. Smith was the nerdiest girl at Doolittle High School, and Jake Porter was the new boy in town. Charismatic, handsome, and instantly popular, Jake was way out of her league. Harriet was shocked when he asked her to the graduation dance . . . and devastated when he left town for good the next morning.
Only his father's remarriage could bring Jake, now a hot shot L.A. music exec, back to small-town Arkansas. His only consolation is the stunning woman with the mysterious green eyes he meets at a local bar. He's got no idea he was a part of one of the best nights of her life—or that he's about to fall for her as hard as she once did for him. Jake's never been the marrying kind, but another night with Harriet might make him change his mind.
Artist Harriet Smith and her son, Zach, return to Harriet's hometown, unaware that Harriet's first love, Jake Porter, is also in town, and when the two cross paths, they discover the years apart have not diminished their passion for one another, but a secret from Harriet's past may endanger any hope for a future together.