Twelve years ago, Neil Pettit chose his dreams of becoming a professional hockey player over a life with Maddie Montesano and their daughter. Now he’s back in his hometown of Shady Grove, Pennsylvania, to fix his mistakes and finally be the father his daughter deserves.
Twelve years ago, Maddie didn’t think she could live without Neil in her life but she’s wiser now. Stronger. She’s built a good life for herself and her daughter and the last thing she needs is Neil stirring things up.
Maddie does her best to remember that Neil was the boy who left her behind, but the longer he stays in Shady Grove, the more she realizes how much he’s changed. How good he is for their daughter. And how much she still wants him. But before they can be a family, Neil and Maddie will both have to forgive the choices they made in the past, and learn to trust in their future.