Sometimes, you really can't go home.

Maren Campell has it all—respectable job, attentive fiancé, and a life in a big, bustling city. Not bad for a small-town orphan girl. When it all falls apart, what else can she do except go home? But her problems are only beginning. The county is poised to take her farm. And Jack Mason, the only man in Shepherdsville who ever broke her heart, is leading the charge.

Jack Mason can’t believe Maren is back. Ten years ago, she swore to put Shepherdsville, and him, in her rear view mirror. Now that she’s here, Jack knows she’ll never stay. If only he can get her to leave before she wrecks his development—and steals his heart again.

From the Inside Flap:

"Now why are you attacking a perfectly innocent sign?”

She blinked. “You have to ask?”

Of course he did. Nothing about this made sense. Why had she come back? Why did she care? And what would taking an ax to that post accomplish? “Yeah, afraid so.”

She gestured up at the sign. “This is my grandparents’ farm, Jack.” Maren shouldered the ax. He took a step back. Just in case. “No one is putting anything here.”

She swung the ax, and it landed in a spot about six inches below her previous cut.

“And so you decided to mangle that pole?” he drawled.

She glared at him, then returned her attention to the task. “I’ll manage. It’s been a while, but it’s like falling off a bike, right?” She choked out her words in a choppy staccato as the ax landed.

“Not quite.”

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