Twenty-five year old park ranger, Ellie Bradshaw, had no way of knowing a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger would turn her world inside-out.
Ellie hasn’t had the best life. If losing both of her parents at the age of eighteen in a car accident weren’t enough, her long-time boyfriend flies home to Arizona for the holidays - only to never return to her.
When Ellie encounters Nick Smith by the side of the road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Nick’s unwavering refusal to provide ID presents a challenge and raises red flags for Ellie. Alarmed he could be a criminal lying low in the rugged backcountry, she makes it her mission to uncover the handsome stranger’s identity.
Will she ever be able to overcome her fears and make a life with Nick? And will Nick want a life with Ellie when he finds out the secret she hides?