The Sweetness of Starting Over Candyce Barkley tosses the fake engagement ring, the last token of her sordid past, out the window onto the highway 35N. No looking back. No regrets. Today is the beginning of a new start, a second chance make something of her messed-up life. Her old hometown of Madison Creek is going to love her plans to open a Candy store. If, that is, they can overlook her history for troublemaking. If her family and townsfolk can forgive and forget, then her candy shop might stand a chance at succeeding. Finley Quinn only has a few miles left before he reaches his stagnant life in Madison Creek. He's fallen into a rut that he can't seem to climb out of. A quick stop at the coffee shop results in his bumping into a flash from the past with pink hair and candy tattoos. He hadn't seen Candy Bar Barkley since he admitted to her that he loved her. Instead of returning his feelings, she high-tailed out of town. When they end up sharing a ride back home, he figures out that his heart hadn't been stuck all this time, it had followed the wild girl and she still had it, whether she knew it or not.