Mason Donovan has a secret: he's spent years overcoming dyslexia. Through school, he was viewed as the proverbial kid with all brawn and no brain. He wanted nothing more than to be included with the other guys in his high school class--and to have a date with Josie Parker. His longing leads to a reckless escapade at Willow Lake and the death of an innocent child. Josie Parker loves reading so much that she decides to open a bookstore/cafA A. Among the pages, she finds relief from a childhood marred by the remorse that she never quite measured up to her mother's expectations. Business is booming, so when she needs an expansion to the facilities, she calls the best builder in the South, Mason Donovan. She doesn't expect him to return to Willow Lake so quickly--or to look so good. Is it possible for a bookworm and a builder to find love, and healing, among the romance shelves?