Marred by heartbreak, I fled Arrowood at eighteen. I couldn’t spend the rest of my life watching my best friend get a happily ever after I couldn’t be a part of.
Fourteen years later with nowhere else to turn, I’m back. A freshly divorced single dad, trying to mind my own business, which would be a lot easier if the person who drove me away all those years ago didn’t keep popping up every place I turned.
My lost love is either determined to drive me away a second time or pick up where we left off and I’m not sure which is worse.
Small towns thrive on gossip, and as the owner of the local bar I consider myself keeper of those secrets. The bar is like a confessional, a place to unload. My sanctuary where my secrets stay hidden and the focus is never on me.
I keep my world orderly. None of the bad touching the good. Little dividers allow me to live with myself, which isn’t easy in Arrowood.
It worked until my one lapse in judgement showed up to bite me in the ass.
My best friend’s arrogant, moody, and persistent little brother who just won’t take no for an answer. I’ve never wanted and hated someone so much in my life. He’s determined to pull my secrets out of me—I’m determined to resist him.