A single dad with a newly empty nest.
A strait-laced guidance counselor with one birthday wish.
This Christmas, a steamy second chance romance twenty years in the making is about to ignite.
Happily divorced high school guidance counselor Noemie Saint has moved back to Kissing Springs to be closer to her mother after her father’s death. She wouldn’t say she’s avoiding the ex that broke her heart 20 years ago, but she’s certainly not going out of her way to run into him. That all changes when their worlds collide. Suddenly he’s back in her life, looking better than ever. After a mortifying chance meeting in the adult toy section, Jameson makes a snarky suggestion that Noemie decides to take him up on.
Jameson Mitchell is finally seeing his hard work pay off. He’s the owner of a successful fitness center and his daughter is in college exploring her independence. When an opportunity to reconnect with The One That Got Away presents itself, he jumps at the chance. Twenty years ago, he chose to do the right thing and let Noemie go. Now that she’s moved back to town and they are both single, he’s sure he can convince her they belong together.
She wants one night, he wants forever. Can this second chance couple make some Christmas magic?
On a seemingly normal Memorial Day, Gabe Blake stumbles upon a girl laying next to a gravestone. He asks her who’s buried there, and she tells him a story he can’t quite believe. After years of research and interviews, he discovers the story, They’s story, is not only true, but inspirational: a story of loss, heartbreak, isolation, and above all, love. He discovers the story must be written, and he must write it. Maybe it’ll be his story, too.
In desperate need of a life make-over after a terrible divorce, librarian Mallory Cruise signs up to coach her daughter’s recreational softball team. So what if she doesn’t have an athletic bone in her body? It’s the change her therapist suggested. There’s only one problem.
Her co-coach, Jason Henry, a widowed jock popular among the single ladies who’s made it clear Mallory grates his nerves. He’s an arrogant jerk who knows a lot about softball but nothing about women.
Mallory just needs to prove herself. And she does, in a horrible flip of the lineup that costs them the game. The softball moms band together and are ready to tie her to the fence during batting practice. They won’t stop until Mallory’s out of the picture.
And the only one who can save her is Jason.
Will Mallory strike out at coaching the same way she struck out in her marriage? Or will Jason rescue her when she needs it most?