Hoping for Hawthorne by Tara Grace Ericson
His sister's friend. Her childhood crush. All grown up. Hawthorne Bloom is living for the moment, until a beautiful stranger with intriguingly familiar eyes gives him a tongue lashing he'll never forget. When she shows up again at a family event, Hawthorne finds himself trying to dig a way out of a hole he didn't realize he was in. When Avery Chase returns to Indiana, the last thing she expects is to run into her childhood crush, let alone to realize in the years since she left, he's turned into a complete jerk. Hoping for a man to change is a mistake she's made once before and is determined not to make again. Then again, it's hard to resist when your childhood crush finally notices you.
Book Length: Novel - 150-320 Pages