Sophie Michelson has always been serious. Even as a little girl, she knew what she wanted out of life. And, unlike other little girls, that definitely wasn’t a husband and children. Sophie has a head for business and a burning desire for one thing: to own a bed-and-breakfast, just like the one she stayed at as a child. It will take everything she has, and she’s prepared to do anything to realize her dream.
Now, after years of hard work, the time has finally come. With her brand new—okay, so maybe a little old—bed-and-breakfast in the small town of Belle Ridge, Tennessee, she is set to become the successful business owner she was always meant to be. There’s only one thing standing in her way: renovating the run-down B&B in time for Belle Ridge’s annual Harvest Festival and the beginning of the season for tourists looking for the fall colors of the Tennessee mountains. Lucky for Sophie, her mother is there to guide her through it and keep her life distraction free.
Soon, though, the renovations get delayed, and Sophie starts to wonder if her B&B will ever be ready to open. The only solution is to call upon Belle Ridge’s best carpenter to speed construction along. But as it turns out, Drake Tanner is exactly the kind of distraction she doesn’t need.
Drake has spent his entire life in the quaint town of Belle Ridge. Everyone knows he’s the one you call when you need a hand. When he meets Sophie Michelson, he thinks his search for love might finally be over.
As the two grow closer, Sophie learns that sometimes feelings can’t be denied no matter how hard you try, and she eventually has to admit to hers, just before a tragic accident threatens to tear them apart. Soon, she’s faced with a choice: follow her head, as she’s done all her life, or finally trust her heart.
This is a sweet, clean stand-alone small-town cowboy romance with a HEA.