She won't be used by a man again. He has a bad track record with romance.
Abby fell in love with Jackson when she was 19, not realizing he was from the wealth Hawthorne family. His father sent her away to project the family money. She returns five years later, escaping a nasty fiancé – determined not to fall in love anytime soon. She needs protection and Jackson needs a mother for his daughter. Abby agrees to a one-year deal, touched by idea of a motherless child.
Jackson admits Abby is the only women he's ever loved, but he married the wrong woman after she left. His deceased wife's family is trying to stake a claim his daughter. He proposed one year of a platonic marriage. He can handle the fact she's more beautiful. Too late he discovers she smells just as sweet as he remembered. Abby is wonderful with his daughter. He's a man who can run any business, why can't he keep her arm's length?
What happens when both of them want a more permanent relationship, but both are afraid to admit it?
The simplicity of the writing felt like it was written for a young person
Two lost souls rekindle their love by making an arrangement. I loved the characters and the storyline. Good read.