Scarlet left town after graduation and never looked back. Now, twelve years later, a job and a house brings her back. One of the main reasons she left is Shane Beckett. She had it bad for Shane and right before their senior year, after a wonderful summer together, he dumped her. The last thing she expects is to be next door neighbors with him, but there he is. Right. Next. Door.
Scarlet still sees Shane as that player he was in high school, but he's changed his ways. Becoming a father was one thing that did that. Shane and Scarlet have so much chemistry. They have a connection that was never severed. Scarlet wants to hate Shane, but he makes it incredibly difficult. He's just so dang helpful and charming.
I loved watching Shane and Scarlet fall for one another all over again, and I especially loved seeing Shane as a dad. Of course, there is some angst and drama with Scarlet's high school nemesis, but I liked how it was resolved at the end.
Overall, this book was loads of fun. I loved Scarlet's best friend (I would love a book for her!) and I enjoyed watching Scarlet's relationship with her mom change and develop. Of course, Shane's son was the most darling and I loved all the scenes with him in it. If you're looking for a small town romance that's a bit enemies to lovers, a bit second chance, and a whole lot of steamy- pick this up!