A fresh and fun repackage of "e;Wild Cards,"e; "e;Better Than Perfect"e; launches a romantic new series from "e;New York Times"e; bestselling author Simone Elkeles.
After getting kicked out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed. Things quickly go from bad to worse when he finds out she plans to move them back to her childhood home in Illinois. Derek's counting the days before he can be on his own, and the last thing he needs is to get involved with someone else's family drama.
Ashtyn Parker knows one thing for certain people you care about leave without a backward glance. So when her older sister comes home after abandoning her ten years earlier, with her hot new stepson in tow, Ashtyn wants nothing to do with either of them. Then she comes up with a plan that would finally give "e;her"e; the chance to leave, but it requires trusting Derek someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules. Is she willing to put her heart on the line to try and get the future she wants?"e;