One hot summer, Cassie Fitzgerald gave her virginity and her heart to Griffin Hunter. When he married her sister, Diane, she fled Stoneham, and, for six years, nothing could make her return. Not her sister's murder, for which Griffin was and continues to be the only suspect. Not her father's suicide, which the police chief wants to sweep under the rug.
But when her mother dies, Cassie has no choice. As the sole surviving family member, she must return to Stoneham, Texas. She plans to meet her responsibilities and get the hell out. But Stoneham doesn't let go so easily.
And then there is Griff, the man whose hold on her heart has never slackened or eased. She wants to hold her hatred for him close to her, but he wants to hold her body close to his. And the fire between them flares to life.
Together, they unravel the mysteries surrounding her sister's murder. With each layer they peel back, more secrets are revealed. Can she uncover the secret Stoneham's hiding, the riddle of Diane's murder, and the answer to her relationship with Griff without destroying herself in the process?