Atlanta’s billionaire heiress Annie Hartford has no desire to marry a man she does not love; but her controlling father has been calling the shots for his 29 year-old daughter her entire life. This time he has pushed Annie too far. With minutes to spare before she is to walk down the aisle in front of 600 guests, Annie is forced to make a decision. She hijacks the family limo, only to have it break down in small town Pinckney, Georgia. Annie, who has never wanted for anything, suddenly finds herself homeless, penniless, with only the clothes on her back, a designer wedding gown and diamond tiara. Small town lawyer and restaurant owner Sam Ballard has been unlucky in love, and the last thing he needs is a red-hot blonde in a short waitress uniform who seems ****-bent on breaking every dish in his Dixieland Café. Still, he can’t very well fire her, she has won the hearts of everyone in town.
Can rich girl Annie find happiness living in a garage apartment, wearing second-hand clothes, and making her way around town on a borrowed bicycle? As for Sam, can he put his past behind him and trust that Annie won’t run home to daddy when her new life presents one obstacle after another?
This book was a great read. I liked how Annie wanted to do something more than be just someone wife...she wanted to run the family company. However, daddy just won't have that, and he tries to bully her into marrying someone that she couldn't stand.
At the last minute, Annie ditches her own wedding...without her purse. She is alone, penniless, homeless, and with only the clothes on her back. She heads towards a small town, that her family assistant, Vera, told her about.
There she meets a cast of characters with small town charm, and even falls in love. I wont tell you much more, other than, you will not want to put this book down!