When Elizabeth Hudson and Trent Wagoner met on a Christmas tree lot in Florida, sparks flew, igniting a fire they both thought would burn for a long time.
The problem with fires is that sometimes people get hurt. In this case, both Elizabeth and Trent end up burnt when an impulsive decision results in long-term repercussions.
Trent, still dealing with the aftermath of a painful situation that impacted two families in his hometown of Burton, struggles with the feelings he has for Elizabeth. He’s not sure that committing to her is a good idea when everything he touches seems to end badly.Elizabeth took a risk when she moved to Burton for Trent. Now she’s stuck in a job she’s not sure she likes, living with people she doesn’t know, in love with a man who may not be capable of the forever she craves.
When it seems as if hope has died . . . there’s always love.
I received an ARC from Netgalley for an Honest Review.
We are introduced to Elizabeth as she is entering the county of Burton for the first time. She comes across the Road Block, a local bar, on the outskirts of town. Deciding to stop and drink some of her memories away, she ends up getting drunk and needing a ride. She tells the owner to call her husband, Trent Wagoner.
Trent hasn’t had an easy life. His mother was a drunken neglectful person. After his recent marriage he ends up having to leave Elizabeth and go back to Burton to bail his Mother out of jail. Trent has guilt over not telling Elizabeth he was leaving. With that hanging over his head and now the court’s order for his mom to clean up, he is stuck in a town he doesn’t want to be in. No matter what where he runs his past keeps catching up with him. His biggest regret was leaving Elizabeth.
Elizabeth and Trent each have deep emotional scars that have been created due to their upbringing. Elizabeth has given up on depending on men because they all leave her at some point with a broken heart. Trent sees himself as being no good for anything or anyone.
When Elizabeth and Trent realize that they are both going to have to live with each other for the time being the tension in the air is strong. Their chemistry is still prevalent, but the scars that have been created are still deeply rooted in Elizabeth from Trent’s betrayal.