Your first love should be a sweet experience, something you look back on fondly once life has taught you a few things. For Ashland Gains, her first love was anything but sweet. On her eighteenth birthday, she graduated from high school, found out she was pregnant, and was arrested. Ashley received a two-year prison sentence thanks to her boyfriend, Dane, planting his drugs in her bag and allowing her to take the fall.
Brokenhearted and incarcerated, Ashland’s world seemed to fall apart. Her family had turned their backs on her, and the one person she knew would always come through for her was tragically killed. Desperate to keep her newborn son out of the foster care system, Ashland reaches out to a high school classmate for help, and to her surprise, he swoops in and saves the day.
Although she is still damaged from her first love, Ashland can’t stop her heart from falling for Ruffin, the sexy high school classmate who took her son into his family and raised him as his own when she couldn’t. Ruffin is exactly what she needs, but Dane still owns a piece of her heart. Will Ashland be able to let go of the past for a chance at real love or will she go back to what’s familiar?