Today we're thrilled to have Jessica Peterson on Hereos and Heartbreakers. Jessica's last book in her Hope Diamond trilogy, The Undercover Scoundrel, was published yesterday, and sees two lovers reunited. Jessica is here today to talk about second chances at love and how truly romantic they can be. Thanks, Jessica!
Life rarely conspires to give us second chances. Whether it be in our careers, our love lives, with our families or our friends and even our health, we often don’t get mulligans—essentially a “do over”. This can be a good thing—hello, loser high school crush!—or a bit of a devastating one, as is the case with opportunities we let slip through our fingers, or friends we lost touch with over the years. I know I wish I could go back and do things differently; for one thing, I’d tell my college self that there is nothing sexy about wearing clothes two sizes too small. The pictures I have from those days still haunt me. Really, what was I thinking? (Boys. I was obviously thinking about boys.)
The chance to go back and rectify our regrets, to right our painful wrongs, is something I’m sure all of us have fantasized about. Especially when it comes to romance. How many of us wish we talked to the cute girl at that bar, or gave the dorky yet charming guy in history class a second look? What about getting your first love back, or enjoying that first love’s company without worrying what your peers or your parents might think?