Dean is one hot catch-good looking, famous and filthy rich. Dean doesn’t have a problem with women. But Dean is a professional football player in his thirties who just suffered his first major injury. Unsure of what his life is truly offering him he sets out on a cross-country drive to his farm in Tennessee. Along the way he comes across a small spitfire of a girl stomping along the highway in a beaver suit. Intrigued he stops and ends up giving Blue Bailey a lift. What he doesn’t know is that Blue is jaded, guarded and flat broke. Bailey also seems immuned to his charms and that makes him very curious. Both Dean and Blue had traumatic childhoods and both have learned that you can rely on no one but yourself. Does that mean that they are doomed to fall in love?
Readers will engage quickly with the characters even if they live a lifestyle most of us could never imagine. The story is full of quick wit; bantering and lots of laugh out loud humor. The setting could be just about anywhere that you can find a several hundred acre farm that begs to have a family again. Phillips delivers a story of redemption, forgiveness and the power of letting go of our past. 400 pages, 2007.