A K9 cop, the woman he hires to build him a deck, and the magic of Christmas that could bring Trent and Lauren together this holiday season…
Police officer Trent Baker lost his wife four years ago and moved back to Hawthorne Harbor so his parents and sister could help with his toddler. He trains K9 police dogs for the force, raises his son–and needs a new deck. So he calls Lauren Michaels, a general contractor and the woman who asked him out years ago.
Lauren has made a name for herself in the beach town of Hawthorne Harbor, but finding a man to share her life with hasn’t been easy. She knows Trent can’t remember when she asked him out, but as they start working together on the Festival of Tree and his backyard, she’s hoping to build a relationship with him.
But she doesn’t like kids, and he’s got a six-year-old. As she works through some of her maternal issues, she realizes Trent might not be as interested in her as she is in him. He feels disloyal to his first wife, but he desperately wants a mother for Porter. Can Trent learn to let go of the past so he and Lauren can find love and build a family?