Lauren Brooks fell in love with Cal Scott at 21, married him at 22 and had her heart broken at 23 when he walked out of their marriage. At 25, while raising their daughter on her own, Lauren is finally moving on with her life…until she learns the reason for Cal's abandonment. The walls she had carefully built around her begin to collapse.
The day she meets Chris, all those feelings she thinks she has bottled up tightly come spilling out. She can't afford to give in to her heart's desire again. Love nearly broke her once, and her daughter doesn't need two broken parents.
Christopher Scott is in love and newly engaged to Jenna, who saw him through an illness he didn't think he could survive. He's finally settling into the life he's always wanted, and he's making plans he only dared to dream before now.
That's when a woman named Lauren arrives on his doorstep.
She's intriguing, beautiful and, try as he might, he can't stay away. The closer he gets to her, the more his rock-solid plans begin to crumble. All he knows is that Lauren is the missing piece to a puzzle he must solve. For him to put all the pieces in place, he'll have to follow his heart, and that might cost him everything...