It’s been ten years since Austin abandoned her.
Sam still can’t get over it. He was her best friend and the first man that she ever loved. How could he throw that all away?
Stuck in her hometown, Sam has been running the family bakery to support her widowed mother. Without Austin around, it quickly became her prison.
Leaving Bluebell Valley seemed like the best thing that ever happened to the new billionaire, Austin Cole. His company, Cole Technology, has made the world a better place and he’s been rewarded handsomely for it. If it wasn’t for the never-ending loneliness in his heart, his life would be perfect.
When he’s offered an opportunity to go back to Bluebell Valley, Austin knows it’s his chance to repair all the damage he’s done. One last chance to win back the heart of the girl he’s never stopped loving.
Can Sam ever forgive him and let Austin into her heart again?
After suffering multiple rejections from Alex, the love of her life, Elsie doesn’t know if she can let him in anymore. He broke her heart. She needs more than just an apology to get through this and to let her love for him blossom all over again.
Alex needs Elsie in his life and he’s not ready to give up on her. Not now, not ever. Especially now that he can see how much pain his past has inflicted on her. He’s ready to do whatever it takes to prove his love for her, even if that means conquering his greatest fear.
Constantly clouded with memories of her heartbreak, can Elsie ever trust Alex enough to let him break down her walls? Will they ever get the happy ending that they deserve?
Desperate to keep her teenage daughter from running with the wrong crowd again, Elsie Anderson makes the painful decision to leave Seattle for good. For her, solitude is a small price to pay for keeping Sophie out of trouble. Love is the last thing on Elsie’s mind, especially in a small town like Smithfield, Virginia.
Alex Becker is the star of Smithfield's firefighting department. He may be a hero, but at night he sees a broken man in the mirror. There was a time when he believed in love, but that all disappeared after he unexpectedly lost his wife late last year.
They both need a second chance at love. Will Elsie be able to overcome her fear of getting another broken heart? Will Alex ever be able to love again?
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