In His First and Last, heroine Lorelei Pratchett left behind both Ardent Springs, TN and her high school sweetheart Spencer, determined never to see either again. But life rarely goes as planned, so now—twelve years later—she’s back, damaged cynical, and lost. 

Spencer recognized the chinks in her armor right off, but he also believes the girl he loved is still in there. With patience, humor, and a hefty dose of sex appeal, he helps Lorelei see that everything she needs—family, friends, and the man who never stopped loving her—are right here in her little home town. 

You’re probably thinking, “But how does he do that exactly?” With the Charm Offensive, of course. This is an age old plan for winning the girl of your dreams. Unfortunately, few men can stick to the plan, or get all the steps right. But any man worthy of the title Hero will get it right.

Steps of the Charm Offensive

Step #1 – Play it cool. Never let on how you really feel right up front. Let her wonder. Make her think about you. Smile and never take offense. The less affected you are, the more she’s going to want to affect you.

Step #2 – Establish the connection. Toss out reminders. Make her think of good times gone by, or potential good times to come. No pressure with moments of pure honesty. Takes her off guard and once again keeps her thinking about you, especially when you aren’t around.

Step #3 – Give her confidence. She can’t fall for you until she believes in herself. Guide her, but don’t push. Help her see opportunities and find something that makes her feel happy and accomplished. And by all means, keep her laughing through it all.

Step #4 – Make the move. Let her know you want her, and that you’re ready when she is. Remind her of what she’s missing. Plant the seed that gets her moving from wanting to taking, and then be prepared when she knocks on your door.

Step #5 – Love her no matter what. When she pushes you away, stay. When she thinks it’s over, show her it isn’t. When she tries to leave, don’t let her go. Prove that you’re the man for her.

Lucky for us, Spencer follows this plan to the letter in His First and Last, and is justly rewarded for his efforts. A happily ever after is never easily won, but it is possible. Spencer and Lorelei are proof of that.

Book Information

Title: His First and Last
Author: Terri Osburn
Release Date: April 21, 2015
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Genre: Contemporary Romance


At eighteen, Lorelei Pratchett couldn’t wait to get out of her hometown. Twelve years later, her Hollywood dreams have fizzled and she’s back—temporarily, she thinks. Though she throws herself into saving the old theater and starting a baking business, small towns have long memories, and Lorelei’s wild past still haunts her. It doesn’t help that her ex-boyfriend, Spencer Boyd, is even hotter, smarter, and more distracting than before.

The fiery Lorelei that Spencer knew years ago may have become closed off and cautious, but their chemistry hasn’t faded one bit. Losing her a second time is unthinkable to him, yet Lorelei is convinced she doesn’t belong in Ardent Springs. Somehow, Spencer needs to show her that everything she needs is right here: family, friendship, new beginnings…and a man who’s never stopped loving her.

Warm, sexy, and laugh-out-loud funny, His First and Last is an irresistible story of first love and second chances.

Author Biography

Although born in the Ohio Valley, Amazon and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Terri Osburn found her true home between the covers of her favorite books. Classics like The Wizard of Oz and Little Women filled her childhood, and the genre of romance beckoned during her teen years. While Osburn went on to gain a degree in business administration, she couldn’t shelve her love of love stories. In 2007, she put pen to paper to write her own. Just five years later, she was named a 2012 finalist for the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award. The author of the Anchor Island contemporary romance series, Osburn resides in Virginia with her daughter, an assortment of pets, and her bookshelves full of keepers.

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