It's not easy being the Queen of Broken Hearts. Just ask Clare, who has willingly assumed the mantle while her career as a divorce coach thrives. Now she's preparing to open a permanent home for the retreats she leads, on a slice of breathtaking property on the Alabama coast owned by her mother-in-law. While Clare has no problem helping the hundreds of men and women who seek her advice to mend their broken hearts, healing her own is another matter entirely. Falling in love again is the last thing she wants. So when Lex—a charismatic, charming, burly sea captain—moves to town to run the marina, Clare insists they remain friends and nothing more. But even though she fights it, she begins to fall for him—and then finds she has a rival, his estranged wife Annalee.