Kay Winston is a muralist and a runner. Not a break-the-tape-at-the-finish-line runner, but at the first sign of relationship trouble, she’s gone. No need to hang around for the post-mortem; no need to make the pain last any longer than necessary. She isn’t a sadist. She’s practical and can be packed in less than three hours. Since the age of eight, the place she runs to is Bell Harbor, Maine.
Barrett “Bear” Coulter is more of a long distance runner. After selling his ex half of their architectural design business in LA, he ran until he literally ran out of land. Bell Harbor, Maine was a far as he could get and remain in the country. His friends said he was crazy. After all, what sane person moves to Maine in mid-February?
Painting the lobby at the Bell Harbor Inn would come with some amazing benefits for Kay—financial independence, internship credits from the graduate school, and seeing its handsome, incredibly sexy owner on a regular basis. One important snag: “Whatever you do, don’t sleep with the man!”