Former Alabama beauty queen Kayla Carter is given an ultimatum by her wealthy ex-boyfriend Jackson Winslow—either move to his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina with their seven-year-old daughter or support herself on a waitress’s salary. She relocates only to discover Jackson’s life is suddenly in shambles, and he has become a broke, undependable and depressed alcoholic.
Kayla hesitantly establishes herself in Charleston’s bustling culinary scene and becomes involved in a delicious fling with a free-spirited and visceral photographer. While she navigates the turbulent waters of Jackson’s new emotional state and fights feelings for him that she’s suppressed for years, Kayla’s personal success is overshadowed by an unexpected complication.
With a secret from the past threatening the chance of restoring her family, Kayla forces herself to break Jackson’s heart—and her own—once and for all, or risk everything by facing theshameful truth that has kept them apart.
“This book was beautifully written. The language is gorgeous and the characters are so wonderfully fleshed out. One of my favorite 2016 reads for sure.”
-Ms. Nose In A Book
“Sadler is a cultural anthropologist telling a social narrative in a microcosm of a world she’s created. It’s brilliant.” - GoodReads Review
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