They met ten years ago, and they've been friends ever since. Zoey, Charlotte, and Lydia.
At their last reunion, they all accepted a challenge: look up your first love. Find out what happened to him, what kind of man he became. Since Zoey's spending the month before Christmas back in her old hometown -- Stoney Creek, in British Columbia's interior -- she decides she'll take the opportunity to search for Ryan Donnelly, the boy she'd loved with all the passion in her teenage heart.
Zoey ends up visiting the Donnelly ranch, and she discovers that Ryan -- who's still single -- does seem interested in pursuing something with her. But what about his brother, Cameron? Cam Donnelly, successful rancher and single dad, is as remote and mysterious as Ryan is flirtatious and charming. Does he approve of her "romance" with Ryan or not? What does he think of her? Zoey's not sure why it even matters...and yet she knows it does.