But Maddie O'Callaghan doesn't have much choice. When her freak of an ex-husband steals her job, her life and her security, Maddie finds herself with nowhere to go but back. Back to the antique shop she has only six months to make profitable or she'll be on the street again. Back to the town that abandoned her over her high-school mistakes. Back to her lifetime crush who turned her down. That last one was, admittedly, the worst, because Eli Redmond never turned any woman down. To have a chance with her, though, Eli knows he needs to clean up his womanizing ways and fast, since Maddie's dead-set against trusting anyone as smooth-talking as Eli.
When Eli's high-school girlfriend drops Rogan, the seventeen-year-old son he never knew he had, on his doorstep, his problems only seem to get worse. Rogan is distrustful of Eli's attempts to build a friendship, and the boy is the largest dose of trouble that Sudden Falls has seen in a generation.
Maddie wants to trust that Eli will do the right thing, Rogan's trusting that he won't and all Eli knows is that trusting his heart may just be the most dangerous gamble of all.