Growing up, Gabriela Jackson was the belle of the South, until a tragic accident has the whole town turned against her. She escapes the small town when she signs a modeling contract in New York where she soon discovered the darker side of beauty. Refusing to compromise on her morals, she has nowhere else to go and is forced to return to her aunt’s house in Harland Creek. But her homecoming is far from warm.
Judgmental stares. Incessant gossip behind her back. Hurtful preconceived notions. Now, more than ever, Gabriela is determined to prove only she can define who she is as a person.
Colin Bennet left his wealthy English family and a heartbreak to forge his own path as a writer. The small town charm of Harland Creek seemed the perfect place to open a book store and focus on penning his first novel. Turns out that second part would be far easier if American women weren’t falling all over him simply because of his accent.
But there is one who seems uninterested in his worldly charms. An intoxicating beauty with razor sharp wit and striking intelligence. But when he gets caught up in a bachelor charity auction, Gabriela is the only one who can save him from the single ladies in town but will it come at a price?