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A series of small town romances full of second chances, a few laughs and a lot of love. 


Things I never planned on happening in my life:
Getting married, being a mother to a house full of kids, and returning to my small hometown of Billingsley, Texas.

I especially never planned on seeing Tucker Monroe again.
Sexy smile. Country charm.
A man and a life I left behind for a reason.

The only plan I had for myself was my career.

A buyer for one of the largest high end
department stores was the only commitment I had time for. The only one I was willing to make.

Now, being left with no choice but to return to
my hometown, I’m finding it hard to remember why I left in the first place. Because all that's on my mind is Tucker.
He is just as sexy. Just as charming.
Just as dangerous as he used to be...



I gave them everything. After years of hard work and dedication, they gave me the boot instead of the promotion I deserved.

To hell with them.
I’d land on my feet.
I was sure of it.

The last place I ever expected to land, though, was in the small town of Billingsley, Texas. A place I vowed never to return to after a disastrous one-night stand.

Unfortunately, skipping your best friend’s wedding was not an option. Neither was avoiding the one man that managed to turn my world upside down in a single night.

I’d never been a runner. Never been one to hide.

But sometimes, it’s necessary...


I have one rule: I don’t do relationships.

It’s a hard, fast rule.
The last thing I need in my life is a woman trying to tie me down.

There’s only one woman I’d ever consider breaking it for.
That was, until I received her wedding invitation in the mail.

I learned my lesson.

I won’t make the same mistake twice.

Not even for the mysterious, new woman in town.

Friends, I can do. Friends with benefits, even better.

But that is where I draw the line.

Problem is, she's standing on the other side of it.