Jenny Tolliver is the ultimate good girl. The police chief’s daughter, the prom queen. But when divorce brings her back to Blue Valley, Ohio, to the very lakeside cottage where she grew up, she finds herself trapped in a world she’s outgrown, and she’s ready to break free. Mick Brody is the ultimate bad boy. A hell raiser in his youth, he grew up on the wrong side of the tracks – or, in this case, the lake. He, too, has been forced to return to Blue Valley, but he can’t let anyone know he’s there – he has a secret to keep, and it’s a matter of life, death, and freedom. When Jenny crosses the lake and encounters Mick in the woods, two worlds collide – in raw heat. Mick is the last guy a girl like Jenny should be attracted to, but can she fight a forbidden passion? And Jenny is the last person Mick should trust – will she risk her own well-being to keep his secret, or will his whole world be shattered?