"You were the love of my life, Shay. It never mattered to me that I wasn't yours."
Thanks to her philandering husband, Shayna Chastain's twenty-five-year marriage crashed and burned. But she's no stranger to blindsides and heartbreak. She will do what she has always done: put one foot in front of the other and march forward. It's not easy to do, and her ex is making it even harder.
And then there's the new man in her life . . .
Sean Parker owns an Italian restaurant that has become Shayna's oasis. Their mutual attraction is instant, but the fallout from their relationship will last a lifetime. Because behind Sean's clean-cut, stylish exterior hides an unsavory past he has no intention of disclosing. What matters to him is right now. And right now, there's no way in hell he's going to lose the only woman he's ever loved. The only woman he can't live without.
It could all be perfect, if only her meddling ex would get out of the way . . .
Frank Chastain is a steely real estate mogul, who begrudgingly signed the dissolution papers Shayna forced on him. He never wanted to divorce the love of his life, always believed they could work it out. She'll be back. He's sure of it. And, now, more than ever, he needs that to be true. Because he needs Shayna to help him seal the lid shut on the secret that's threatening to destroy him.
When the deadly consequences of secrets and lies shatter Shayna's world, she will be left to pick up the pieces, alone, once again.