There's no escaping your past, no matter how deep you try to bury it.
Morgan Tate has spent over a decade trying to bury her past, hiding behind self-imposed barriers. When she inherits a house in Pine Hills, Oregon, she decides it's the perfect time to pack up and start a new life. She arrives to discover her new home is a dilapidated structure, filled with mysteries and secrets, and she's not sure she'll be able to live in it as required by the terms of the trust. A threat painted on one of the bedroom walls sends her to the police, where she enlists the help of Cole Patton, a local officer. Working together, her barriers threaten to crumble. Can she reveal who she really is and let Cole into her life? But only as a friend. The last thing she's looking for is romance.
Cole Patton changed his life's direction to become a cop after losing his childhood sweetheart to violence, but he's afraid he made the wrong decision. He fears that someday, even in the small town of Pine Hills, he might have to put his life on the line. If that happens, will he find the courage to step forward? When Morgan Tate shows up at the police station asking if someone can explain a threatening message in her new home, Cole is eager to help her discover the truth about her late uncle. The task seems simple and safe, and it doesn't hurt that Morgan is an attractive woman. He's not looking for a relationship but Morgan intrigues him. When she's put in danger, can Cole be the cop he set out to be?