Scarlett Lively lives for love. Helping her cousins establish their historic barn as a wedding venue and designing magical ceremonies has finally given her life purpose. But her heart is still off-limits. At least until she falls for the dreamiest man she’s ever seen. The chemistry is off the charts and his toe-curling kisses leave her wanting more. There’s just one problem. He’s a client.
Jilted groom Cole Odell moved his whole life to the small, Texas town of Ransom for a bride who left him high and dry. He’s used to being alone and history has taught him small towns aren’t kind to men with sordid pasts. All he wants is to get by quietly until he can move on from this chapter, but Scarlett stirs a desire in him he can’t ignore. He wants to keep her smiling and the bad memories at bay, but he knows he’s not the man for her. Even if he wants to be.
Two people afraid to open up find solace in each other’s arms. If they have the courage to make the leap, they might just find the future they’ve both been searching for.