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Jack Cooper, current Hollywood It man, has a blockbuster new movie in the works all about redemption—only he’s never had to apologize for anything in his life, and he knows how lucky that makes him. 

To prepare for the role and score some publicity points along the way, Jack undertakes a round-the-country tour to make amends to those whose lives he’s inadvertently harmed. Only what Jack doesn’t realize is that fate is taking a ride-a-long on his redemption tour, and each of his long-overdue apologies will lead to unexpected romance… 

Forgetting Jack Cooper: The First Love Edition

You never forget your first love … especially if it was a total disaster…

Ten years ago, Peyton Locke got dumped right before the biggest moment of her life. Valedictorian with a side of heartbreak--thanks to Jack Cooper. If not for the guy with the second best grade average, Nick Kolanowski, she never would have made it through her speech. Now that she’s back in Everton working at the Urgent Care, she’s determined to return the favor and be the most amazing friend Nick ever had. 

Now a high school baseball coach and history teacher, Nick’s come a long way since he helped Peyton pick up the pieces after her break up, and he seriously can’t believe he’s back in the friend zone with her. She obviously has no idea that he’s loved her since 7th grade. Maybe their upcoming high school reunion is the perfect time to reveal his true feelings… 

Or maybe not. 

How could he know that Jack Cooper, current Hollywood It man, would show up--with a plan of his own? 

It might take some epic reunion shenanigans, a bombshell from Jack, and maybe even a medical emergency, but one way or another, Nick is going to prove to Peyton that he’s the man for her. So what if he wasn’t her first love. Does that mean he can’t be her best? 

See yourself how hard it is to try Forgetting Jack Cooper--five different times! The Forgetting Jack Cooper series features NYT and USA Bestselling authors Erin McCarthy and Jennifer Bernard, and award-winning authors Lizzie Shane, Elizabeth Bemis and Jennifer Chance.

October 18
JB Books
Jennifer A. Bernard

Customer Reviews

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Friends or More...

Nick and Jack were competitive throughout school. When Nick was named Captain of the baseball team, Jack's jealousy got the better of him. He did the one thing he knew would hurt Nick, ask Peyton out on a date. Nick, being the introvert, geeky type never had the guts to ask Peyton out. But he loved her from the day she offered to share her candy with him in class. Nick thought if he could "compete" with her grade-wise, it would put him on her radar.

Jack was always the "ladies man". He had no trouble getting dates. When he asked Peyton out, he didn't expect to enjoy being around her so much. As it was, Jack had dreams to become an actor and left just shy of Peyton giving her Valedictorian speech, forever crushing her heart. Nick was there to pick up the pieces, but Peyton saw him as just a friend.

Peyton returned home after becoming a doctor. While home, she picked up where she left off with Nick. They became fast friends, but nothing more. Nick, in attempt to get Peyton to "see" him, convinces Petyon to attend their High School reunion as his "date". There they run into Jack, who has unfinished business...

Jennifer Bernard brings fun, flirty romance in this novel. First love, high school drama, competitive spirit, and romance were all enterwined so effortlessly. If you're looking for a quick, fun, flirty novel with a HEA, this is the novel for you! A very enjoyable read. I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.

SBart79 ,

A Fun Quick Read!

Loved this book!! A quick read that you can get done in one sitting but a full story with lots of emotions. Jack, now is a movie star but must make amends to his wrong doings in his past relationships. Peyton has returned home as a physician, when she strikes up with her arch nemesis from high school, Nick. When Jack Cooper shows up at the class reunion, secrets are let out from the past that will change relationships for the future.

I highly recommend this fun loving book. Looking forward to reading the other Jack Cooper stories!

GreyGirl50 ,


Jack Cooper has left a trail of mistakes in his past that he's determined to correct while he prepares for his next movie role so it's a complete surprise to see him in his hometown during his 10 year high school reunion. I guess it takes a blast from the past to shake some people up and that's really good news for Peyton and her high school friend and competitor, Nick. These short novellas with a common theme are a wonderful way to sample the writing style of authors that you might not have read before. They're fun! I read a complimentary copy of this book and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own.

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