When she finds herself sole legal guardian of her teenage sister and the heir of a significant fortune, Harper Maddox drops out of medical school to move back to her small hometown of Willow Creek, Georgia. Her return brings her face to face with Russell Hart (aka Cowboy), her fiercely independent and sexy first love who broke her heart three summers ago after gaining her wary trust.
Harper is determined to protect her heart and resist Cowboy’s allure, but when she decides to remodel and reopen her parents’ B&B, she must turn to the one man she was determined to ignore for advice and assistance. Cowboy proves to be a surprising ally and friend, and it’s only a matter of weeks before she finds herself falling for him all over again. He appears reformed, but Harper still questions his ability to fall in love.
Will Harper’s fear of getting hurt outweigh a chance at true happiness?
A heartwarming and emotional story with wonderful characters.
Harper and Cowboy dated before Harper left to go to college. But when they parted ways, it wasn’t on the best of terms. It was a big misunderstanding that left them both heartbroken. Harper is now back in Willow Creek to take care of her teenage sister after her grandmother passes away and it is a second chance for her and Cowboy.
I really enjoyed seeing how Harper and Cowboy were able to move forward with friendship and then fall in love again. The mistrust was still there, so they had to work through it. It was heartbreaking to read those parts, but when they would get together and things would be perfect, I couldn’t ask for anything more. There are a lot of ups and downs and family drama in this book. It flashes to the past so readers can see exactly how Harper and Cowboy’s romance was like in the past. This is a really good book and a great second addition to the Willow Creek series. I liked catching up with the characters from the first book too.