She thought the best love affairs only happened in books...Traumatized by the deaths of her parents, Natalie Hewitt lives an introverted life, going to school during the day and working as a barista in a small coffee shop at night. Natalie uses the writing of world-famous, reclusive author Rafael Melendez Mendón to assuage her grief. His words are her refuge, his characters better company than anyone she could meet in real life... until Julian Kovac walks into the café one summer evening. A handsome, wealthy, quiet young man, Natalie feels an immediate connection. But Julian has a secret that is the both the most wonderful revelation she could possibly imagine...and the very thing that could tear them apart.