Divorced single mom, Rae Wilkinson, hopes her new home will be the fresh start she needs. After all, the small Wisconsin town has a lot to offer—good schools, outdoor fun, and friendly neighbors.
Well, all but one neighbor.
Dean Caldwell is a bit of a grump. Or, he is to Rae, the beautiful woman who moves in next door with her young daughter.
There’s nothing but tension between Dean and Rae after her arrival. She’s sweet and endearing; he’s nothing but a grouch. But seeing how charming he is with her daughter, Rae can’t stop herself from swooning.
Dean thought he had his defenses up, but it didn’t take long for Rae and her daughter to wear him down. In a cruel twist of fate, just as he reconsiders his stance on a relationship with Rae, Dean wakes up to find the police pulling into her driveway.
That’s when it all changes. Dean doesn’t care that they’ve turned his world upside down. He wants nothing more than to protect Rae and her little girl.
And Rae learns that perhaps Dean isn’t a monster. Maybe all he needs is someone to mend his broken heart.