Richard is certain small-town Summitville, North Carolina is a safe haven from his demons…until a woman with stunning green eyes resurrects the protective instinct that once cost him everything. And rattles the walls of his armored heart. Noémie knows her place in this prejudiced town, but Richard is temptation on two wheels. Despite their best intentions, attraction—and trouble—finds them both. Can love bloom where it’s planted, or will hate rip out their love by the roots?