When Ezzie walked away from Luke, she never thought she’d keep the truth from him for so long. Five years later, falsely accused of a crime, she returns home seeking help from her brother-never expecting Luke to come through her parents’ kitchen door or waltz back into her life. Now, if only she can prove her innocence without reigniting a flame, she buried long ago and avoid whoever is after her in the process.

Luke prides himself on being prepared for anything, inside and outside the courtroom-until he sees the woman who stole his heart and disappeared with it has kept quite a secret. Despite the shock and anger of seeing Ezzie again and the child he knew nothing about, he can’t turn down the challenge of clearing her name. If only he can do it without losing his heart a second time and keep both of them alive.