I don’t do sloppy seconds—even if they are my own.
Derrick broke my heart when we were in high school. Because of him, I reinvented myself to show the world I’m stronger than ever, so no one can hurt me again. Least of all, Derrick.
Now, he’s crashed into my life again, going to the same college as me. To make matters worse, his best friend is dating my best friend, and avoiding him is almost impossible. Except, of course, when he’s practicing for basketball tryouts.
The more time we spend together the more I think that’s not the only game he’s playing.
Previously published as Playing for Keeps