Secrets. Everyone has them. Some are little. Some are big. Some are harder to hide than others.
Stephanie Barbieri had no problem keeping things hidden from the time she was a teenager. An emotionally abusive boyfriend. The popular girl who moonlighted as a bully. The whirlwind romance that landed her in the hospital. For Stephanie, burying secrets was the only option until she was forced to face her fears. And him. Eventually she had to face him. The hero. Her savior. The maximum dose of reality.
Max Wyatt has spent the better part of his time as the new cop in a new community keeping his own secrets. He shares very little information about his past, even with those closest to him, because the past taunts him, keeping him up at night until he works himself into an emotional frenzy. It’s filled with a darkness he’s been fighting for years. It’s a past that simultaneously haunts and motivates him. A past that convinces him it’s time to stop avoiding her. The girl he saved. The one who has the ability to help him put his ghosts to rest.