Mila Jones, has fled the big city seeking a safe haven on the serene shores of Butternut Lake. Her position as a home health aid for Reid Ford is more than a job. It’s a chance at a fresh start. And although her sullen patient does everything he can to make her quit, Mila refuses to give up on him.
But Mila isn’t the only one needing refuge. Haunted by the car accident that nearly killed him, Reid has hidden himself away. He wants Mila to just leave him alone. And he wishes the whole town would stop looking after his well-being.
Against all odds, Mila slowly draws Reid out. Soon they form a tentative, yet increasingly deeper, bond with each other, as well as becoming part of the day to day fabric of Butternut Lake itself. But the world has a way of intruding, even in such a serene place…And when Mila’s dangerous ex-husband tracks her down, she and Reid are forced to face down the past.