Mark Reussâ€™ childhood was a living hell. The only bright spot
in his life during those dark days was his best friend,
Mattie Lockwood. Her beauty and spirit called out to him, but
he didnâ€™t want to drag her down into the gloom his life had
become. So when he graduated high school, he joined the
Marine Corps and left his pastâ€”and Mattieâ€”behind.
Or so he thought. Mark never forgot Mattie, or stopped
wanting her. Now heâ€™s back in town, ready to face his demons
and make a life with her. But before he can set his plans in
motion, Mark must suddenly disappear once again, but it means
keeping secrets from Mattie. Will he once again have to let
go of the woman he loves?