First to Heal

Pink Parts Press

For as long as Paige can remember she has wanted to be a librarian - unfortunately she’s pretty sure she’s going to end up a blue-haired spinster one with a house full of cats. All of that changes in an instant when Rhys comes within a breath of kissing her in the Special Collections department. The sexy ex-Army captain has been wounded in body and soul, but Paige believes she can heal him if he'll only give her a chance. Getting him to give her that chance is the tricky part, though, since Rhys is convinced he's all wrong for her and is doing his best to keep her at arm's length. And what if he's right? Is she really ready for this? How can you want someone so much that you ache from it, but be so afraid of it at the same time? But she decided the first day that she met him and felt that first stab of wanting that she would not allow fear to govern her where he was concerned. This is what she wants.

He was hers—even if he didn’t quite know it, yet.

What would have happened if he had gone through with that kiss? For all her youth and innocence, Paige is proving irresistible. There has never been a woman he wanted this badly, who consumes his every waking moment this way. But he's all wrong for her - too old, too wrecked, too jaded. How can it be right to saddle a girl like Paige, who has hardly experienced life at all and still has everything ahead of her, with a man who is already broken? Offering her any encouragement is a terrible idea, and every time they're near each other is like throwing lit matches towards a puddle of gasoline. He has absolutely no business getting involved with her, no matter how badly he wants to be her first at all those things he figures she hasn't come anywhere close to doing yet. And deep down he knows that what he really wants is to be her only - the only man ever to have her, to touch her.

Paige had already claimed him, even if he wouldn’t admit it to himself.

Lessons in Love is a new adult romance series about going away to college and falling in love for the very first time. While there is character overlap, each story in the series is a standalone with no cliffhangers, and each story has its own happy ending.

1. First to Fall
2. First to Burn
3. First to Heal
4. First to Dare


Keywords: contemporary romance, new adult romance, new adult contemporary romance, new adult college romance, college romance with sex, military romance, broken hero romance, wounded hero romance,  scarred hero romance, wounded soldier romance, library romance, librarian romance, older man younger woman romance, romance novella, steamy romance, may december romance, falling in love, first time, first love, love stories, happily ever after, series, no cliffhangers


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About the author

Olivia Blake is the romance alter-ego of erotica author Kelli Wolfe. I love reading romances—contemporary, paranormal, Regency, you name it—so I decided to give writing them a whirl and discovered that I really enjoyed it.

My first novel, With One Word, was released in November 2015. After completing my eight-part billionaire romance series, Winter’s Heat, I’ve moved on to a contemporary Gothic romance called Dark Bargains. The story is about the son of a casino magnate who falls in love with his brother’s mistress. It has a mansion on a lake, a dead wife, a ghost, and of course lots of secrets.

You can find my entire catalog and my latest ramblings and news on my author blog at, and be sure to sign up for my newsletter so I can let you know about new releases and sales.

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Pink Parts Press
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Published on
Feb 17, 2016
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Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Military
Fiction / Romance / New Adult
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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