From the First (Google eBook)

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Harlequin, Sep 14, 2009 - Fiction - 256 pages
20 Reviews

All Alex could see was her long, thick, copper-colored hair. Pale smooth skin. Lips that were naturally tinted pink. Eyes that were green like sea grass.

He stopped himself. His best friend Reese might be dead. But in Alex's mind, Cassandra was still very much the man's wife.

Cassandra. The forbidden woman Alex had yearned for from the first moment he'd laid eyes on her six years ago. The woman who'd been married to his best friend--the friend he'd lost to the sea. The woman who was rebuilding his family's bed-and-breakfast...and who just might, in the process, be rebuilding his anguished heart.


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Sweet love story with believable characters. - Goodreads
Just the same old plot about "I cannot love you... - Goodreads
Number of sex scenes: 6. - Goodreads

Review: From the First (The Moorehouse Legacy #3)

User Review  - Melody - Goodreads

I loved the set up of this story. The whole secretly in love with my best-friend's wife was too irresistible to pass up. I just wish the actual pay off and ending was more enjoyable. And I wasn't ... Read full review

Review: From the First (The Moorehouse Legacy #3)

User Review  - Rosely Medina - Goodreads

Nothing to point out. Just the same old plot about "I cannot love you... blah, blah, blah..." I am a BDB's fan. I know JR Ward/Jessica Bird can do a LOT better. :-( Read full review


Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Nineteen
Chapter Twenty

Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter TwentyOne
Chapter TwentyTwo

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About the author (2009)

Jessica Bird read her first Harlequin Presents novel in a rose garden when she was in her teens. She was hooked immediately. By the time she went to college, she had boxes and boxes of Harlequins and Silhouettes. Every year, her mother would ask why all those books had to live in the house and Jess would reply that if even one of them disappeared she would know. (She'd catalogued them.)

Jess finished her first romance manuscript the summer before her freshman year of college. 10 years later, and while working as a lawyer in Boston, she completed two more and started a number of partials. Both her mother and her husband kept telling her to send something in to an agent, a publisher, the Tooth Fairy, anyone. She thought they were nuts, but eventually got her nerve up and bought a lot of stamps. Since getting published, Jess has written Special Editions books, as well as single title contemporaries and paranormals. She has been a Rita Award finalist, received two Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice nominations and has been a HOLT medallion finalist.

New England born and bred, Jess is surprised to find herself living south of the Mason Dixon line. (But that's what happens when you marry a Southern gentleman.) She and her husband live with their golden retriever, who oversees Jess's writing in a supervisory role. Email Jess at or visit her web site

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