"Shallow Can Be Costly," the first short story in the "Bought Lessons" series, tells the story of a romance - the perfect romance. Or at least the perfect romance at face value. Meet Troy and Tressa, a "love at first sight" type of romance that is built just off of that - sight. Troy fell in love with Tressa from the moment he saw her at the bank. Her beauty captivated him, and his charm was like a magnet. Will their quick love sustain them? Will it flow through all boundaries? Or will Tressa and Troy fall through the cracks?