Stay busy. Stay focused. Sam's plan to keep the past behind her was simple. But summertime, it would seem, has something else in store.
Born and raised in the quaint mountain town of Saratoga Falls, where everyone knows everything, Samantha struggles to escape the harrowing night that changed her life three years ago. While she finds solace in the hard work that keeps her father's ranch afloat, her guilt and heartbreak makes it impossible to completely move on or to forget. But when Sam's past comes rumbling back in a lifted, cherry-red pickup truck, it's all Sam can do to keep her wits about her. A heatwave, a pair of familiar blue eyes, and a camping trip with friends will leave her questioning everything she's become in the wake of the most horrific night of her life.
Everyone knows that Reilly, the all-American boy-next-door, had a troubled home life. He couldn't wait to leave for the army after high school, but that was before he fell in love with Sam and captured her heart only to break it when he was deployed. Now, Reilly returns home to close the darkest chapter of his own life, only to learn it's what has happened to Sam in his absence that will haunt him the most.
Sam, Reilly, and their quirky friends will venture down a winding path of self-discovery and second chances in Whatever It Takes, a small-town love story, bursting with raw emotion, unwavering friendships, and plenty of heart.
**This is a story about love and loss. It contains mature content and potential triggers.**