I’ve spent the last twenty years reinventing myself—shaking off the snotty rich girl facade for law school at Tulane University, only to pivot and obtain a Masters in Social Work, much to my parents' dismay. I settled in New Orleans and embedded myself in local politics fighting for the people with the least representation. That is until my mother’s illness called me home.
Balsam Ridge Tennessee is an oasis tucked into the Great Smokey Mountains. I missed it, and now that my mother is back on her feet I’m ready to forge a new path. With the long-time mayor retiring and my father’s prompting, I decide it is time to put my degree and experience to use for my hometown. Running unopposed, it seems I’ve finally found my purpose until an old nemesis re-emerges and tosses his hat into the arena.
Langford Tuttle is the proverbial prince of the valley. His father and mine have been locking horns for decades, and now it seems that we will be carrying the torch of familial rivalry. If he thinks that his broad shoulders, sexy smile, and devilish charm are enough to defeat me, he has another thing coming.
He better get ready because a fight is coming and I’m ready to spar.