Anna Taylor hides from the world as much as she can. She works in a college library, then hurries home to the safety of an inherited vintage apartment in Denver, a haven from which to escape her past.
One night, when a brutal snowstorm strikes, she brings in a homeless Army veteran and his dog. The alternative was to let them freeze.
But now, she is home alone with a stranger, trapped by weather. Soon, she discovers he has secrets of his own, and cautiously, she begins helping him. Though they create a connection, she can't allow herself to get too close, lest he discover that her secrets are far worse than his. As his feelings for her grow stronger, to her surprise, she fears losing him. Can she maintain the growing connection and still keep him in the dark?