Cathy O’Dell is the most recent owner of the Honky Tonk country bar and absolutely loves her busy lifestyle. Strong-willed and dedicated to her work, Cathy won’t give up the Honky Tonk for anything. After receiving a random yet breathtaking New Year’s kiss from sexy, rugged cowboy Travis Henry, Cathy must attempt to battle her inner fears and feelings when it comes to opening up her heart to love and romance.
When she learns that rich, successful Travis is only in town to work on a temporary project involving oil wells, Cathy must re-evaluate her life. Does she want to continue to live in small-town Mingus and run the Honky Tonk bar? Or should she leave everything behind to see how things go with Travis? In the midst of making the most important decision of her life, Cathy gets embroiled in a traumatic situation involving secrets and people from her past, and she hopes that Travis can come to her rescue. (SOURCEBOOKS, Aug., 384 pp., $7.99)