When reporter Janice McCarty left the small town of Sonesville after graduating high school, she vowed never to return. A late-night phone call eight years later and she has no choice but to go back to lay her mother to rest.
Feeling out of place in the town she once called home, and adamant about returning to the big city as soon as possible, Janice's life is further complicated by former football star, Troy Kepner, who seems to show up every time she needs a knight in shining armor. Like her, Troy knows what it's like to have big dreams. He sacrificed everything to run the family farm after his dad died. Now he's got his sights set on the girl who got away.
And just when she thought it couldn't get any more complicated, her mother's restless spirit leads Janice down a path she swore she'd never take, and Chandra McCarty's ghost has no intention of letting go until her daughter finally sees she's more than just a byline, and home is where the heart is.
When daydreaming about her honeymoon, Stacey pictured long romantic walks along white, sandy beaches in Waikiki with her husband Nate and fruity drinks with pink umbrellas beneath breezy cabanas built for two. Her mother-in-law, however, has something else in mind when she promises to make sure they embark on a honeymoon they wouldn't soon forget. And for the most part, a two week hop from one coastal California bed and breakfast to the next turns out to be more romantic than Stacey expected.
That is, until they arrive at their final destination only to discover themselves booked at a quaint little clothing optional bed and breakfast.
Stacey's pretty sure she can't stay in a place where people walk around in the nude, even if there is only one other couple booked for the weekend. The very notion of such a place even existing makes her head spin, but when she starts reflecting on the reason her mother-in-law might have sent them in the first place, she finds herself daringly braving new waters with the man she's promised to spend the rest of her life with, for better or worse.