Years after an ugly scandal nearly destroyed small town widow and business owner Maggie Brannon, she’s carved out a quiet, simple life on her Tennessee mountain. But when Hale Warrick returns to Exum, it isn’t just her shaky truce with the town that begins to crumble, but the solid walls she’s built around her heart. Hale’s job is to keep the family holdings and name safe. Exum depends on the continued success of the Warrick empire. But one wordless encounter with pretty Maggie Mae Cooper from high school has him considering the unthinkable with the daughter of one of his family’s most bitter enemies. The Warricks and the Coopers have been at war for decades, but now someone is targeting Maggie in an escalating campaign of fear. Caught between old animosities and new danger, can Maggie and Hale find their happily ever after before it’s too late?