Harley-riding bad-boy Wade Winslow wants only one thing when he returns to his hometown on the fringes of Appalachia -- to get himself back out. The last thing he'll do is stay in the place that rejected him as a child. But when Wade is named executor of his father's will, he must stay and confront his past, including his ex-lover, Erin McCuen, who desperately needs his help.
Twelve years ago, Erin surrendered her heart to Wade, but not even their sizzling passion convinced him to stay in their hometown. Now the risk-taking smokejumper is back, determined to save her from financial ruin, and Erin's feelings for Wade haven't changed. If anything, the cynical, world-weary man touches her heart even more than the abandoned boy did. But he still won't settle down and she can't leave. Her ailing grandmother needs her too much.
Can Erin keep her heart from Wade and save herself from certain heartbreak when he leaves? Can Wade resist his tormenting need for the woman he doesn't deserve -- or will he finally find Where He Belongs?