What if everything you cared about was ripped away from you?
Small town waitress Maisie Scott won't let herself get attached to anyone...until Ryan Tucker, the new veterinarian for exotic animals, shows up in Pleasant Valley. Maisie Scott lost not only her husband and unborn child in a tornado two years ago-she also lost her will to live. Keeping busy working in the local diner is the only way she can get by.
When Ryan notices the sadness in Maisie's eyes he is determined to put a smile on her pretty face. He desires a happy family of his own more than his momma's apple pie. What starts out as innocent flirting turns into two people finding something they no longer want to live without. The problem is Maisie has deep scars inside and out, and showing Ryan that part of herself may just be too painful. As hard as she tries not to feel anything, Ryan ignites a spark in her broken heart.
When another dangerous storm hits, Ryan stays by Maisie's side. She fills the missing piece in his heart, but will Ryan share his secret? Can Maisie move on from the past and learn to begin again?