Daxon Hellman. Town a-hole. Hot young contractor hired to build my house in the woods.
It’s only when I’m face-to-face with him for the first time that I realize he’s the mystery man from two years ago. It’s a long story of too many drinks, grief that made me resort to acting out, and an encounter in the dirty bathroom of a bar. Try as I might, I can’t forget that night. And now I have a name to go with that hot body.
Daxon growls at me…I irritate him with my constant social media posting. He orders me to do things…I trample all over his ridiculous commands with a smile and a choice finger in the air. He builds my house with that tool belt slung low on his hips and my cat steals his construction plans. We fit together like rain and exposed drywall.
Between insults and hot stolen kisses, Daxon and I reach a truce: to let our bodies do the talking and keep our hearts locked down. I’m older than him, which means I’m smart enough to keep a clear head. Until I realize when it comes to love, age and common sense do not go hand in hand.
This crazy town has more surprises up its sleeve to drive us apart, which makes me think this might not be our forever home after all…
Daxon is a man who likes to keep his relationships casual and although he comes across as cantankerous when it comes to those he cares about he cares deeply. He is surprised to find out that his new client was the woman he shared a steamy encounter with a few years earlier and it doesn’t take long for him to realize that one night was not enough.
Rita has recently moved to town with her daughter Ruby ready for a new beginning. What she didn’t expect was to come face to face with the man she hasn’t been able to forget or that the chemistry and connection between them would be stronger than ever.
Daxon and Rita are exactly what the other needs in their lives as they balance each other to perfection. They both have pasts to overcome and I enjoyed seeing their relationship develop as well as the relationship between Daxon and Ruby who will steal your heart.