Rayne returns to Holiday Pines, the town he left twelve years earlier, which also means he will see Emilio Rives - the childhood sweetheart he left behind when he left. Rayne is not sure what sort of reception he will get, but what he doesn't expect is Emilio to be more or less hostile towards him.
Emilio has not forgiven Rayne for leaving him behind, and seems really resentful that Rayne has returned. However, as Rayne works to renovate the playhouse, he and Emilio are thrown together more and more and they manage to work things out to work together not against each other.
Slowly, the two grow closer, and Rayne soon knows that he made a mistake in leaving Emilio all those years ago, that he still loves Emilio and he always will. Emilio knows he still loves Rayne, but he is not sure that Rayne will stay around this time, and is reluctant to show his true feelings. Will Rayne be able to convince Emilio that he is not leaving and they have the chance of being together and having something special.
This is a friends to lovers story, and is what I would say is a nice gentle read, just the right sort of story for Christmas.