Sometimes, the most painful secrets need revealed, before you can find true love.
Tess Reynolds has idolized her older brother's best friend, Connor McCoy, since he came to her rescue in fourth grade. But a young girl's worship morphs into something deeper, and on the night before he left for college Tess professed her love. Connor never returns those three little words, instead he gives Tess her first kiss, tells her not to wait for him and leaves.
Order and control are the only things Connor wants in his life, it's how he keeps his loved ones safe. Years ago he learned the hard way that loss of control causes distractions that can lead to devastation. Because he craved Tess with every fiber of his soul, she became his biggest distraction. In order to protect her, he had to keep his distance. But when she ends up at a college only minutes from him, Connor's restraint snaps and they end up creating more firsts.
Now, years later, they are both back in Bedford Park, and Tess has a young daughter that no one knows Connor is the father of. Secrets they've kept from their family and friends are about to be revealed but they both have secrets they kept from each other. Will those secrets destroy what they have? Or will their long history and love be enough to build a trust that will lead them to their happily ever after?