Joy Mathers has spent the last three years numb. From her past, her present, and her inevitable future. She was supposed to escape the deadbeat town of Chancing, but now it's her prison, and she couldn't leave...even if she wanted to.
For the last two years, Dawson Spencer has been holed up in some of the worst corners of the world. He's seen things no man should ever see, and thought nothing could ever shock him. Until her returns to Chancing and discovers everything has changed in the town he once called home.
He thought Joy was away pursuing her dreams. She thought Dawson was never coming back. And while their connection might still be there, Joy isn't Dawson's anymore, and it would be better-safer-for everyone if Dawson walked away.
But walking away isn't an option for Dawson, not this time. He gave up everything to protect her once...and he'll do it again.