Sweeter Than the First Time Lanessa Thomas is proud of her life. She recovered from addiction, and started her own successful business. She wants to repair the damage she did to those who loved her most, especially Alexander St. Romaine. They shared a love that Lanessa managed to destroy, but at least Alex found happiness. When they meet again, Lanessa is determined to be his friend, and nothing more. After all, you can’t turn back the hands of time. Alex has moved on, or so he thinks. He decided long ago to forgive and forget, and he’s happy that Lanessa has conquered her demons. Alex is convinced that he can be cordial, and even have a friendly lunch with Lanessa now and then. Until he looks into her eyes, hears her voice, and feels the same heat from the old days. When Lanessa uncovers possible criminal wrongdoing, the ruthless businessmen set out to destroy her reputation. Alex and Lanessa have to overcome distrust from the past to hold on to the one love neither got over.