Life in the fast lane was going nowhere… At least that’s how librarian Harper Simmons felt. Despite growing up in her mother’s glitzy world of high fashion and rock-stars, that lifestyle holds no appeal for Harper. She craves small-town normalcy and a place to call home. With a grant from a philanthropic foundation, Harper sets out for Sunnyside, IL, to renovate and reopen the town library. But the locals aren’t sure what to think about the glamourous woman in designer clothes— once again showing her she doesn’t fit in.
Growing up in a small town wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. Not the way Doctor Zach Novak saw it anyway. Yes, Sunnyside had given him security and self-confidence–and being the town’s shining star wasn’t bad either—but now he feels smothered by their constant scrutiny and inevitable matchmaking. Longing to view the world from a bigger stage, he’s making plans to head out of town…until he meets the enchanting new librarian.
When their two worlds collide, there’s bound to be trouble for both of them. Harper and Zach’s overwhelming physical attraction and emotional connection has them steaming up the nights with an affair they hide from their friends and neighbors in Sunnyside. When Zach leaves on a humanitarian mission, the truth about their relationship comes out and Harper is blamed for driving him away. When allegations about her past further alienate the town, she questions her desire to remain where she isn’t wanted. Even if Zach returns to Sunnyside, will he be lost to her forever?