Dax Ellis is returning to Colton, Mississippi a changed man. He’s traveled the world, earned a fortune, and surrounded himself with good friends. The home he couldn’t wait to leave is calling him. He longs to put down roots, but the small town he once knew is declining. He wants to help if only he can convince everyone he’s not the same petulant bully he used to be. — in particular, the one person who has every reason not to trust him.
Callie Colton cherished the summers with her grandparents, in spite of the boy who called her names and tormented her at every chance. Now, Colton is her home she loves living a quiet life as a small town librarian. When Dax shows up, she starts receiving anonymous threats and Callie realizes he still has the power to hurt her. This time she’s not the same scared little girl she used to be. It’s time for Callie to face her fears—including her foolish attraction to him.
Dax had no idea the little girl he’d bullied is in Colton. Once he sees the beautiful woman she's grown into, he can’t stop dreaming about the gray eyes he once tormented. When danger arrives at Callie’s doorstep he will have to face his past in order for them to find a way forward.