Camila "Crazy Cat" Castro is on the verge of MMA stardom, climbing the rankings, laser-focused on making a chance at the flyweight belt. After growing up in the system, she's built a careful, mainly solitary life for herself, with nothing to distract her from her goal in the cage.
And no one close enough to hurt her outside it.
Hector "Hex" Lopez grew up in chronic homelessness with his mentally ill mom. Now he runs a shelter himself. He was able to overcome the obstacles and mistakes of his past with the help of a few good people, and he's devoted his life to holding his own hand out to others.
He's also got some atoning to do.
When Mila and Hex meet, the mutual attraction sparks at once. When they finally get together, those sparks catch fire. But before they can build something together, they've got to deal with their pasts—including the past they didn't know they shared.
That shared past is painful, and it shaped them both forever. If they're going to overcome it, they've got some hard work to do.