Welcome to Grassland, Alabama – A town that’s ten minutes from the coast, but a world away from the glitzy tourism of Gulf Shores. A town that only has two red lights but a 6A High School with a top-ranked state championship football team. A town that is home to Georgia Cooper and Hayden Nichols.
Tough, talented, hard-hitting defensive back Hayden Nichols has grown up moving from one foster home to another. Strong, sexy, smart Georgia Cooper has basically raised herself and her younger brother. These two have everything in common, except one thing. Georgia can't wait to get out of Grassland, and Hayden's greatest fear has always been the idea of living anywhere else.
In love since childhood, everyone knows that Hayden and Georgia are inevitable. They've always been together and they plan to always be together, All of their dreams include each other. But all of Hayden's dreams happen in Grassland, and Georgia can't imagine being happy in the place that will always see Hayden as a former Gator star and her as his trailer-trash girlfriend.
Then during their senior year of high school, tragedy strikes their circle of friends thrusting Hayden into the spotlight and sending Georgia running to safety of academics at a prestigious college out of town. But there's a funny thing about hometowns. They have a way of pulling you back when you least expect it. The call of success out in "the real world" is nothing compared to the pull of Hayden Nichols. And when tragedy finds this duo again, Georgia realizes that she can run from herself, but when it comes to her first love, there's no defense that can stop him.
Welcome to Grassland, Al.- A town that took a beautiful boy with long honey-brown hair and hazel eyes and turned him from the boy Georgia Cooper's world revolved around into a football god. This former defensive superstar is going to have to go on the offensive to win back the girl he loves... but the Grassland Gators are known for one thing - winning.