Kyle Coleman and Ella Fisher were high school sweethearts until one fateful night when their siblings caused their world to come crashing down. Kyle left Woodmont, IL ten years ago, broke and determined to make something of himself. Now living in Chicago, Kyle is a part owner of Premier Realty with his 3 best friends, and a successful multimillionaire.
After that fateful night, Ella dropped her dreams of college and took over running the family grocery store since her father was unable to. Now that the old building next door to the grocery story has finally gone up for sale, Ella has plans of buying that building and expanding the family store. Imagine Ella's surprise at the bidding sale when someone else also makes a bid on the building....none other than Kyle Coleman...the guy she still has never gotten over. She may have recently broken off an engagement to another guy, but her heart has always been with Kyle. Kyle knows he is crushing Ella's dreams, but he has plans of his own....he want to fulfill his mom's dream of owning a bakery and an event center.
In the beginning there was some fun sparring between these two. It was obvious that the chemistry between these two was still strong. When Ella tries to convince Kyle that he should sell her the building that is when the fun begins! Car trouble, stuck in Chicago, Kyle's place....etc....it didn't take long for these two to give in to their feelings. Afterwards, Ella lets Kyle know that their hookup has to be a one time thing because her father couldn't handle her being with a "Coleman boy" and she couldn't risk his health any more. Of course this doesn't last long and soon they are sneaking around like they did back in high school. Eventually problems arise and all hell breaks loose. It takes some long and hard soul searching for these two to finally make it back to their happy ending, but they finally do.
I just adore these characters. Kyle was just a perfect dream man...exactly what someone would want in a guy. Ella had a hard time standing up to her dad because she was always the "good" daughter and this caused her to really end up putting her life on pause. Once she stood up for herself you just wanted to tell her...way to go Ella! Overall this was a great, second chance story of two characters who never really gave up the thought of the other, even 10 years later.