Reese Jackson has tried to live up to the expectations everyone else set for her, but it isn’t easy to do. At times, she feels as if the world is going to swallow her whole and like she can’t breathe. All the mistakes she’s made come back to trouble her, and finding a way out seems impossible.
Detective Dane Hunter has loved Reese since the first moment he met her more than a decade ago, but she never really saw him. Her strict upbringing wouldn’t allow for her to be rude to him; however, that same social standing dictated he would never be good enough for her, either. Still, he longs for her, and his heart waits hoping she will one day love him back.
Danger that is a part of both of their pasts comes back to haunt them. Dane is tasked with protecting. Age-old wounds fester within them with each passing day. Fighting for survival must be their priority, but it’s hard to ignore the pull of the heart.