Hurt. Neglect. Scorn.
Three qualities in Charlotte’s thirteen-year marriage destroying her spirit and her heart. To the outside world, her husband is everything a doting wife adores—a wonderful, generous man—but behind locked doors, he’s the nightmare she’ll never wake from. When he said ‘Til death do us part’ he meant every word. There will be no leaving. There will be no happily ever after.
She longs for peace and longs to be accepted. But most of all, her heart longs for the one that got away.
When a flood in her house brings the man of her dreams back into her life as project manager, Charlotte remembers what happiness is like. Their friendly banter; the way she can be herself; their intoxicating chemistry – it’s still there, even after all these years.
And this time he’s not leaving without her heart.
When a tragedy hits the only family she knows, Charlotte is pushed to her breaking point and she questions everything. Now, she must try to make sense of her life and decide whether to accept where her past choices have brought her, or jump at the chance for a new beginning.