This is a friendship crush from high school that went sideways. Chase is the sheriff's son of the small island and the bad boy with a rep for trouble. The thing is he was wickedly smart except for one subject so he got Ruby his secret crush to tutor him.
Even with glasses and shyness, he thought she was beautiful. But being the preacher's daughter he never stood a chance. So, when the guys dared him to kiss him by prom he took the bet. But once he got to know her, he really wanted to kiss her so didn't want to kiss for the reason the guys would egg him on to do.
At prom, he fulfills the bet crushing any chance with Ruby ripping both their hearts out. Now, twelve years later, Chase returns to help one of the pals who egged him on, Ethan. He and Ruby have a private where they need an extra MD to help. That would be him.
Ruby is not happy when it is sprung on her. As she reports to work. Twelve years, gone then "Wow, I'm back and hey, I'm a doctor!" Chase came back to make amends to the people he harmed and give back to the island.
Chase has to reveal his secrets to Ruby, the town, and to himself also. He is allowed happiness and I believe Ruby has always been in God's plan.
I give this: 4 stars. Provided by netgalley.com. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com.