When her mother became bedridden and her father bailed on the family, Sophie became a second mother to her twin brother, Seth, and younger sister, Jenna. Sophie supported her siblings through college, putting aside her own dream--opening a book shop in Hideaway Cove, a North Carolina beach town they frequented as children. Now it's finally time for Sophie to bring her dream to fruition. Seth has graduated from NCU, the family house is sold, and Jenna is set to marry her college sweetheart in Hideaway Cove. But the destination wedding will also reunite Sophie with best man Aiden Maddox, her high school sweetheart who left her without a backward glance to run an extreme sporting business in Florida.
Much to Sophie's chagrin, seeing Aiden again resurrects all those old feelings. But she's not about to give him the time of day. The wedding goes smoothly, if one can dismiss the low-key tension between Sophie and Aiden, and Sophie can turn her focus to establishing the bookshop of her dreams.
But then the advancing hurricane strands Aiden in Hideaway Cove, and with the hotels booked to capacity he begs Sophie to put him up until the storm passes. As the two ride out the weather, past hurts are put to rest and old feelings rise to the surface. But can Sophie trust Aiden to stick around? And does daredevil Aiden have the courage to risk his heart?