Ross Gardiner has had his fill of difficult relationships. Returning to Last Chance after a rough divorce, the town's handsome new fire chief just wants safety and stability-a tall order given his dangerous job and the way he has the attention of all the single women in town. All except Sabina Grey, the girl who stole his heart when they were teenagers.
Sabina knows a lot about playing it safe. Always the good girl, she's now responsible for her antiques store and caring for her sister. But having Ross in town brings back the memory of one carefree summer night when she threw caution to the wind-and almost destroyed her family. Now that they are both older and wiser, will the spark still be there, even though they've both been burned?
The power of gossip and the triumph of battling personal demons share center stage with suspense and arson in this unbalanced visit to the small town of Last Chance, S.C. (last seen in Last Chance Family). Miriam Randall comes into Sabina Grey's antique shop to deliver the prophecy that Sabina's soulmate won't appear until Sabina's little sister, Lucy, gets married. The community responds by pushing Lucy's boyfriend, fire chief Ross Gardiner, to pop the question. But when the house Ross buys for them burns down, Lucy finds herself with cold feet and an undeniable attraction to arson investigator Zack Bailey. Meanwhile, Sabina starts dating wealthy Layton Webster, whom she wronged in high school, to distract herself (and the townspeople) from her own obvious lust for Ross. Late events maneuver everything toward working out, but they feel strange and forced. There's more angst than the setting can support, and it's hard to feel good for Sabina and Ross without imagining the awkward family politics that would result from marrying your sister's ex-fianc .