After years of running from her brutal past Casey Wilkes has finally managed to carve out a quiet life running an animal shelter with her best friend in a small Northern Wisconsin town. And even though her menagerie of unwanted animals can’t keep the nightmares at bay she can at least finally breathe again. But everything changes when a mysterious stranger walks into the shelter with news of her sister’s death and a plan to get custody of the niece Casey never knew she had.
Multi-millionaire Devlin Prescott made a promise to protect the child of the woman who saved his son’s life and if keeping that promise means dragging Casey back into her past kicking and screaming then so be it. After all, it’s just another business deal.
But what he finds is a damaged woman struggling to put the pieces of her life back together and her quiet strength, steely determination and gentle heart have him questioning his methods and his feelings.
Can he find a way to keep his promise to a little girl and still prevent Casey from slipping back into a life that may end up destroying her for good?