Manhattan domestic violence counselor Zoe Anderson is going on the most important vacation of her life.
Before she can move on, help other women, Zoe needs to heal herself. Her Cinderella life shattered three years ago one fateful night, leaving her a young widow, scarred inside and out. In an attempt to reclaim her life, bury her demons, and save her job, Zoe sets out for picturesque Lake George to claim the treasured family cottage she recently inherited. The place where she found happinessâ€”before. Reboot, restore to an earlier time.
What she finds is a rundown shack.
The neighboring resort mogul, Jason Rolland, whisks in to her rescue, insisting Zoe stay at his upscale Lakeview Lodge. The wealthy, handsome, star of his own radio show, Jason’s Lair, he’s a terminal bachelor. But Jason figures he might use the gifts God gave him to convince the sexy redheaded stranger to give up the crumbling eye-sore next door. A challenge heâ€™s definitely up for. Heâ€™s been trying to buy the cabinâ€”and demolish itâ€”for years: the last reminder of his own tragic, childhood memories.
Zoe canâ€™t deny her attraction to the tall, dark-haired Jason with his pool-water blue eyes. Definitely fling materialâ€”if she can just get past those flashbacks from the night everything changed. And the knowledge that when it comes to happy-ever-after, you usually donâ€™t get a second chance. Hardly possible with the Tiger of Jasonâ€™s Lair.
What Jason doesnâ€™t figure on is Zoeâ€™s charms melting his emotional armor. But with his reputation, can he ever win her heart? Can a tiger really change his stripes? Or will their pasts come back to bite them both?