Smashed pumpkins, flying axes, gunshots, and hormonal teenagers are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to falling in love in the town of White Bark.
Ruby Hawthorne’s life revolves around three things. Her family, her pumpkin farm, and her morning coffee at Sharlene’s.
Until one day a handsome newcomer sends her a dimpled smile from the other end of the counter and her daily pumpkin spice gets a little spicier. She can’t stop thinking about strong flannel-covered arms and dark bedroom eyes, and how nice it’d be to have those arms warm her up on a cold fall night.
When a prank on her farm by a group of local boys sends her searching for the culprits, she comes face-to-face with the last person she expects and turns her carefully structured life upside down.
After retiring from pro football to focus on raising his teenage son, Derek Burke is ready to slow down and settle into a new life in White Bark, Arizona. After being on the road for so long, the stability of a small-town is exactly what him and his son need.
Until a beautiful red head catches his eye. He can’t stop thinking about her, and when their paths finally cross, he’s not prepared for the tornado that is Ruby Hawthorne, or how fast his heart decides it belongs to her.