Living in a small town can be wonderful since everyone knows your name. But when that name becomes tied to a scandal, the stares and whispers can become too much.
Mattie Bateman knows this first hand. When her fiancé called off their wedding the week before the ceremony, she became the object of pity and sidelong glances. So she did what any sensible woman would do. She fled to a large city and rarely returns to the place of her heartache.
Home for the month of February, against her better judgment, she’s persuaded to accompany her father to the town’s Valentine’s Day party. Upon arrival, across the room, she immediately spots Kevin Stevenson, the very man who broke her heart. The instinct to escape overtakes Mattie again. The problem is, Kevin is on a mission to explain himself and is as relentless as a hundred and twenty-degree day in the Mohave Desert. Even in the midst of a snowy winter holiday.