Jessica Sweet thought going away to college would finally free her from her parents' constant judgments, but if anything, the freedom has made her realize she can't be a hypocrite anymore. Tired of dodging their questions, she stays at school over the summer and lands in an unexpected crash pad: Riley Mann's house.
Sarcastic, cocky, and full of opinions, Riley is also sexy personified with tattoos and biceps earned from working as a roofer all day. Not the right guy for her, even if Jessica was looking for a relationship, which she is definitely not. But Jessica knows that Riley hides the burden of raising his younger brothers behind that grin and as she helps him get his house in order for a custody hearing, they begin to fall hard for each other, and she is forced to question what she's hiding herself.
Jessica has never had a problem getting physically close, but when it comes to showing Riley how she truly feels, her fear of rejection may just ruin the best thing – the best guy – to ever happen to her . . .