When a vacation in Mexico goes terribly wrong, Hadley Brooks must make a split-second decision. Picking up the 9 mm, she pulls the trigger to save Luke McBride, the love of her life, from the attacking pirates who want him dead.
Hadley and Luke escape, but amidst the chaos they are torn apart. Confused and consumed with guilt, Hadley resumes her life in Nebraska without Luke, unable to push him from her thoughts.
It is not until years later that a twist of fate reveals the dangerous truth. Hadley and Luke are unexpectedly thrown together and forced to face the raging madman from their past who wants revenge. Lives are threatened. Secrets are unveiled. Trust is tested. And Hadley must make a critical decision…to let Luke back into her heart or not.