After ten years coaching college football at the University of Southern California, TJ Bennett jumps at the chance to escape LA with his daughter, Rory, and return to his roots in Tallulah Cove. Being a single father proves even harder when Rory hits her preteens and loses herself in the struggle to fit in with her peers. Eager to give her the nurturing sense of community he’d been raised with, he takes a job with the local high school as their head football coach and moves back to town months ahead of their next season to settle his daughter into small town life.
Despite being the one that got away, TJ knows Devin’s presence in Tallulah Cove is only temporary and in no time at all, she’ll be jet-setting through life again, but who better to give his daughter a little perspective on being true to yourself and who you are? The best part, she’ll be gone before he can lose all sense and gamble his heart away.
USA Today Bestselling author Casey Hagen pens her snarky, passionate stories from the salty air of Kennebunk, Maine. She’s a born and raised Vermont native, a New England girl to the core, with Ben & Jerry’s in her heart and real Vermont maple syrup pumping through her veins.
She’s the proud mother of three girls and a new, first-time grandma with an insatiable addiction to Fall Out Boy, and a new, rather concerning obsession with tattoos and piercings. Can you say “cool grandma?”
The inked and pierced grandma spends her time tucked away in her office, coated in cat hair, alternating between tearing her hair out trying to find the perfect words and being one step ahead of her three scheming fur babies she is positive are plotting her demise with every swirl around her ankles at the top of her office stairs.
She loves writing stories about real people, with complicated histories, relatable everyday problems, and giving them the hard-won happily-ever-afters they deserve.
And she thanks every last one of you who picks up one of her stories.
Casey is done talking about herself in the third person.