I finally realized that I don’t deserve to be treated like crap by anyone.
Dakota thought everything was great with her life going as planned: a climbing career, friends, and a fiancé. But the day came when she realized that nothing was what she’d thought, and that was when it all snapped: Dakota finally started fighting back for what she deserved.
True, it had left her without job or fiancé, but Dakota had gotten something back even more important: an opportunity to chase the important things. So when her friend Lauren suggested an off-the-cuff road trip where anything could happen, Dakota agreed, not expecting much; she certainly didn’t expect much from the handsome but rude bearded man she and Lauren met on the beach in San Francisco, who spoke to her with judgement and dismissed her as a Daddy’s girl, not knowing anything about her.
Burnt out from running one of his family’s high-end resorts, Ryan Baxter took over the Baxter Holding’s Hostel project to get a little distance and figure out the important things in his life. Thus begins a few months of self-discovery and beard growing while he plots his way forward. There was no way he could’ve anticipated meeting a very cute, very standoffish brown-eyed girl on the beach who would change his life. But the second he sees her, Dakota has lodged in Ryan’s mind, whether he likes it or night.
The timing isn’t right, the location isn’t ideal, and it’s definitely not love at first meeting. But when you just can’t stop thinking about someone, you learn something important: there’s always tomorrow.