For Sara Shepard, it’s time to break out of the neat, tidy—and confining—box her life has become. With her long marriage at a disastrous end, Sara seeks solace and a new direction on historic Nantucket. Dear friends offer the perfect solution: a low rent beach cottage in exchange for renovation work. She can rebuild the cottage while she reinvents her life. Even better, the offer comes with an unbelievably hot carpenter to help with the work.
Gabe Donovan’s former life on Wall Street never gave him the satisfaction that working with his hands as a restoration specialist does. His attraction to Sara is immediate and sizzling. She’s feisty and stubborn, and while he respects her need for independence, he wants a deeper relationship. But Sara’s fear of being vulnerable again pushes Gabe to an ultimatum: go all in, or not at all.
Sara’s rough past holds her firmly in its grip. But when a horrific accident threatens Sara’s hard-won independence, she must decide: finally let go of the past or risk losing the man who’s offered her a wild and beautiful future.