He’s struggled to stand out, and so has she. Together they might have a plan to change that.
Chase Knott feels like he’s always proving himself. He’s worked hard to stand out from his siblings, but having a twin means he’s always seen as “the other one.” There’s only one place he feels at home—the town diner.
Lauryn Todd has her hands full as diner manager. Every morning, she opens the diner to Chase’s smiling face. Lately, she’s found herself looking forward to their interactions. Like him, she always feels like nobody really sees her. So when he comes up with an idea to give everyone something to talk about, she can’t resist.
Pretending to date is fun at first, but over time, Chase and Lauryn start to enjoy it a little too much. Once his family finds out they’ve been deceiving them, though, he’s sure he’ll be right back where he started. When their ruse takes a bad turn, their newfound feelings are tested beyond what most new relationships could survive.
For single father Elijah Knott, trust doesn’t come easy. But Zoey Trotter might just be the woman to make him love again.
Elijah Knott never planned on being a single dad. But when his wife left him without warning, he was left to raise his eight-year-old daughter on his own. Balancing the responsibilities of fatherhood and running a ranch is tough, especially when the job sends him on the road.
Zoey Trotter has never cared for the cowboys who dominate Cupid Ridge. Their egos seem too big for this town. But when Elijah offers her a job as a nanny to his adorable daughter, she can’t turn down the opportunity. It’s just temporary, after all.
For Elijah, dating isn’t an option. He’s vowed to devote his energy to fatherhood. But the more time he spends around Zoey, the harder it is to resist her. And she’s starting to believe maybe he’s not as opposed to marrying again as he thinks.