Leaving Las Vegas . . .
Upon discovering the father she's been told was dead is, in fact, alive, thirteen-year-old Rayne Houston runs away, taking along her new friend, the Timinator. They hop a bus to Illinois and so begins their daddy quest.
Nicole Houston is frantic when she discovers Rayne is missing. Her lies have come back to haunt her, but when she told them she believed she was doing the right thing for everyone. She never wanted her daughter to know she was the product of a single night between a stripper and a man bound for the priesthood. Sure, Nicole had believed it was love, but Aaron loved only God.
Tortured by his failings, Aaron Luchetti never became a priest. He never got over his time in Las Vegas; he never got over Nicole. From the moment she steps back into his life, Aaron awakens. Everything about Nicole enthralls him. Everything about his daughter enchants him. He wants them to be a family. But is it too late?