Emily ‘Emme’ James lived in an abusive relationship for years. When that relationship ended in heartbreaking tragedy, Emme vowed to protect herself and those she loves from ever being hurt again. Unfortunately, Emme’s plans to keep herself unattached fall apart the moment Zane Cunningham sets his sights on her.
Zane, a professional snowboarder, is at the top of his game and does not need a distraction. When Emme walks into his life, he can’t fight the pull he feels toward her. Zane is determined to have her in his life, even if she is only willing to offer friendship.
Emme struggles to resist Zane’s persistent efforts to turn their friendship into something more. Zane has lived a charmed life, so when he learns the truth about that tragic incident in Emme’s life, he fights to keep his composure. Emme finally gives in to her feelings for Zane when she realizes that despite the ugliness in her past, he plans on sticking around.
When Emme’s past comes back to haunt her, she’s ready to run. Zane promises to keep her safe and will protect what he considers to be his, even if that means giving up everything he’s worked for his whole life.