A woman returns to her small hometown after the death of her father, where she finds the run-down airport she’s inherited and the stubborn co-owner who wants nothing to do with her.
Olivia Daniels never thought she’d return to Haven, Georgia, but after her dad passes, his beloved airport is left to her. Her plan is to buy out the co-owner and sell the land, a quick deal that would leave everyone with a nice chunk of change. There’s also no love lost between her and the airport. Though she’d learned to pilot on that strip, it still took her father away from her too much while she was growing up. Unfortunately, the co-owner of the airport is Jackson Morgan, a former crush and a man who was taken under the wing of Olivia’s father. Now he’s a single dad who did a stint in the Air Force; managing the crumbling airport and running small, personal flights is his livelihood. He wants nothing to do with Olivia or her money. Olivia doesn’t seem to have much of a fondness for Haven and prefers making her career dreams come true in Atlanta. It comes as a complete shock to the reader when she decides to stick around and put down roots. Meanwhile, Jackson is a prickly hero who is impossible to like. He belittles Olivia during business negotiations by calling her “princess” and openly displays derision for her choice to give up small-town life for the city 16 years ago. He also puts his arms around her and smears grease on her face within the first five minutes of their reunion. Though there are some cutesy moments between Olivia and her childhood friends, it’s not enough to turn the romance around from a rough start.
There’s nothing romantic about a blatantly rude and handsy hero who frequently treats the heroine like a spoiled brat.