T-bone is known throughout his small town as the hot-headed, knot-bearded, long-haired old man that nobody messes with.
He's also the mayor.
But when his son Luke calls with the news that his first grandbaby has arrived, T-bone looks in the mirror and doesn't see a man worthy of a baby girl.
So he cleans up, buys some clothes, and shocks the whole family by showing up at the hospital looking like a new man.
And spots a lovely maternity nurse.
Ruth has worked in labor and delivery since her husband's death nine years ago. Her full-grown daughter loaded Tinder on her phone as a joke, but Ruth isn't sure dating will ever be part of her life again.
Their gentle love affair is the talk of both their towns, but there's more than a lake dividing them. T-bone's a professed bachelor and owns an RV park. Ruth is from society, and spends her days running charities alongside her wealthy friends.
It will take the help of the town, plus a nudge from their kids, to convince T-bone and Ruth that there is nothing sweeter than one belated kiss.
Don't miss the other Applebottom books by Abby Tyler:
-- The Sweetest Match
-- The Perfect Disaster
-- The Unexpected Shelter
-- The Irresistible Spark
-- Mistletoe Summer
-- Special Delivery