Putting away his notorious reputation as the wild guy with a womanizing past, Dylan Blackard is now on a new path, wanting to be the good guy his brother can stop worrying over. As long as he gives up his old vices—including women—he can keep himself on the straight and narrow and finally live up to everyone's expectations.
However, obsessing about his lack of self-control is making Dylan one humorless, cranky hermit. That all changes, though, when his brother hires a new employee, the stunning Emma Keller.
Emma, a spunky young woman from New Jersey, is intelligent, a smart aleck, and very determined to pull the sexy Dylan Blackard out of his self-imposed isolation.
From the moment he meets her, he feels alive again, but Emma doesn't come as a gift with a pretty bow; she comes with major baggage. Will Emma be the tipping point that causes Dylan to regress into his past destructive behaviors . . . or will he actually pursue her for keeps?