Cole Anderson has been in love with Allie Bigby ever since kindergarten, but she’s always treated his affection like it was a big joke. He thought that joining the army and facing enemy fire would make him forget her, but running into her again while home on leave makes him realize that absence only makes the heart grow fonder. The trouble is, Allie still hates his guts.
What is it with Cole Anderson? Ever since she’d been humiliated by him in high school because of his ridiculous crush on her, he’s been like a bad virus she can’t shake. Now that he’s back in town, with his brother married to her best friend, she’s stuck putting up with him on a regular basis. Unlike in the past, when his attempts at romancing her ruined her school projects, her present attempts at avoiding him seem to be making her life worse. But when Cole is the only person who can help her salvage her dream of a lavender farm, Allie just might have to bury the hatchet long enough to realize that there’s more to Cole than she once thought- and just maybe, fall in love.