Approx 17,000 words.
Ashlee Garner returns to her hometown after the death of her father. Overwhelmed by sorrow and guilt, she quickly realizes that something is desperately wrong.
The community center her dad founded over thirty years ago is in serious trouble, donors have pulled out and she finds out that her father was drowning in a huge amount of debt. The center will need to be sold leaving the kids that play basketball there with nowhere to go.
She also gets a surprise when she finds out that Scott Daniell is living in her fathers house. She was unaware that her father had a lodger. She thinks that he looks familiar but can’t place where she has seen him before. Attraction immediately sparks between the two of them.
Ashlee and Scott work together to find an alternative for the kids from the community center, but Scott has a secret he is keeping that could end the fledgling relationship before it has even really begun…