As Good as New, by Jennifer DawsonRead about the other entries on the list.
This modern-day story features a heroine who is kicking some serious booty in the world of business. Penelope Watkins has a great career, a solid boss, and good friends. Still, she never could get Evan Donovan out of her mind. Not only were they intimate as teenagers (and never told anyone about it), but she’s seen the former professional football player quite a bit over the years thanks to the friends they have in common. (In fact, she’s so well-liked by everyone that even his own family is more concerned about her not getting hurt.) Dawson does a terrific job of really setting up their relationship and putting it into context. It’s easy to see why these two get under each other’s skin, and it makes you truly wonder if they’ll be able to put the past behind them and move forward.