Barbi Johnson is on the verge of having her biggest dream come true. She’s been working hard as a waitress for years, and saving money to open her own yoga studio. She has a verbal agreement with Rita, one of her favorite customers, to buy her Victorian home, with a dance studio on the first floor. It’s perfect.
But then Rita unexpectedly dies and her nephew and Barbi’s first love, Ryan Calhoun, now a celebrity chef, comes home for the funeral. Barbi hasn’t seen him since senior year of high school when she dumped him. She’s regretted it ever since and thought of Ryan often. She’s shocked when she learns that Rita left the house to Ryan and that he’s going to be spending the next few weeks in Riston–working at her restaurant as a favor to his good friend, Wade.
Ryan Calhoun is a successful restaurant empire owner and celebrity chef. but Barbi is the one that he never quite got over. He’s not sure how he feels about selling his aunt’s house to her or about spending more time with her during his working vacation. He’s more attracted than ever, but can he trust that Barbi won’t hurt him again?