He needed her passion; she needed his calm.
Sometimes love means finding your missing piece.
Noah Portman has a super power. He's a master carpenter who shines brightest when he's carving a piece of art or turning a derelict building into a show place. Better with wood than relationships, he's learned that heartaches occur when he lets people get too close. Despite that, when his brother needs help meeting a crucial deadline for renovating the Craigwarren cottage he's recently inherited, Noah heads for Scotland.
Feisty Mairi MacDonald loves being a primary school teacher, but her most important job is being mum to precocious seven-year-old Ella. When Mairi's life and livelihood are threatened by her drug-dealing brother, she takes her daughter to the safe haven that is Craigwarren.
Even as he settles into a house full of relatives, Noah realizes he's made a mistake. Renovations he can handle. Living with the outgoing Mairi and her force-of-nature daughter is another thing altogether.
But as weather, a love-sick goat, and endless set-backs plague the renovation, and as the brother Mairi is hiding from grows more desperate to find her, Noah and Mairi discover the things that irritate them about each other are actually the things they need to change their lives—and loves. Can Highland magic strike when opposites do more than attract?