He wanted to win a bet.
Neither expected to fall in love...
Or get hurt.
Six years ago, Tucker Reed left town for the military-never expecting to return, especially after the only woman he ever loved shattered his heart. After all, it was his own damn fault for falling in love. But now, he's back in Sugar Creek and seeing the fiery and selfless woman he left behind, reminds Tuck of one thing: she still has his heart.
He was a bad boy; she knew that from the start. Back then, sweet, wholesome Caroline Hadley couldn't resist his charm. She fell fast-and hard. But that was six years ago. A lot has changed since she was a young carefree girl. Now that he's back, Caroline can't help but feel the same pull and attraction all over again-even if she's with someone else. And this time, Tuck isn't giving up as he realizes that she's the only light in his dark, dismal world-a world that can't exist without Caroline.