River O'Neal closed his successful photography studio in Chicago to set up shop back in his hometown in Indiana after his dad's cancer battle takes a turn for the worst. Facing limited time with the man that's always been his hero, he's trying to reestablish his business and ease back into small town life. He knows he made the right decision to move back and take care of his mom, but wonders if he'll ever be able to adjust from high profile magazine shoots to photographing newborns and weddings.
The stress of it all is enough to make his skin feel too tight, but Cedar Creek isn't the same sleepy town he left nearly a decade ago. The downtown square is alive with new shops and faces, but none intrigues him as much as Camryn Parker. The same shy girl from his art classes in high school, the one who would turn red if anyone so much as looked at her, owns the vintage clothing shop next to his studio. That shy girl grew into a vibrant young woman, and River can't ignore the magnetic pull she seems to have on him. Beautiful and unfailingly kind, Camryn almost makes River forget all of the hurt and uncertainty swirling around inside of him.
Camryn's shop is her dream and oasis rolled into one. She's determined to keep the darkness of her childhood at bay, even if it means denying herself the only man who ever made her want to take a leap. If River found out how tainted and unlovable she really was, it would break her and ruin everything she's built. Love has a way of breaking down walls and forgiving the past, and River is determined to make his way into Camryn's heart.
Every Thug Needs a Lady by Alkaline Trio
I Caught Fire by The Used
Stolen by Dashboard Confessional
Clavicle by Alkaline Trio
Bouncing Off the Walls by Sugarcult
Vindicated by Dashboard Confessional
Wonderwall by Oasis
Moonlight Serenade by Glenn Miller
For Me This is Heaven by Jimmy Eat World
Existentialism on Prom Night by Straylight Run