When Stella Adams leaves her family’s construction business, her decision angers her father and alienates her from the rest of her family. Determined to prove her family wrong about her ability to successfully remodel and sell homes, she’s prepared to go it alone. When Matt Anderson arrives on the construction site, she knows the only possible reason for his appearance. Her father sent him.
Matt Anderson disappeared from college one night ten years ago and started a whole new life. Estranged from his family and friends, he fiercely guards the reason why he left. Now a successful wealthy businessman, he’s comfortable keeping the world at arm’s length. When Stella’s father approaches Matt about getting Stella to hire his firm for construction site security, he finds himself drawn into a family battle where he’s an unlikely peacemaker.
After Matt discovers that a rash of house fires in the neighborhood he must convince Stella that she genuinely needs his company’s services. But there’s a bigger problem, he’s falling for the strong-willed home remodeler. How can he reconcile Stella with her family when he can’t find the courage to go home himself?
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