Makena and Daniel meet at the beach and a whirlwind romance begins.
But the past comes calling when she finds out that her father murdered Daniel's dad. The only man she loves is the one she can never be with.
Is their love strong enough to overcome the dark past?
Content warning: sexual assault.
Tropes: boy meets girl, celebrity loves commoner, different worlds, first love, forbidden love, love at first sight, athlete/sports, Cinderella/class warfare, fish out of water.
Right from the start the reader connects with Makena’s initial naivety and cheers as she combats each challenge life throws at her and grows into a strong young woman. Daniel is the dream boy from a different class who sweeps her off her feet. Yet they are connected by a dark past that threatens to ruin it all. This story is beautiful and heart-breaking and so worth the happy ever after.