Abigail Ames never considered herself brave, especially after the death of her husband in a motorcycle accident that left her a struggling single mother. But two years later, and with a new career, Abby chances a better life for herself and her young son by leaping toward a fresh start in Tallulah Cove. While she hopes to one day find a safe and stable man, she never expects he might just be sitting on the barstool next to her after a defunct girls' night out.
Ben Davenport isn't a man accustomed to running away, but relocating to Tallulah Cove to open a second branch of his business is a good way to escape his haunted past and lingering ghosts of his decades-old mistake. No longer believing in his own happily ever after, he's surprised by a chance encounter with a pretty brunette and the yearning she awakens with the delivery of the single most intriguing line ever.
Their growing attraction seems unstoppable, until the past revisits like a sucker punch ready to take at aim at their happiness and his budding relationship with the boy he's come to love as his own.