People keep secrets. Mikaela is better than any at doing this. One mistake and the life she's made for herself comes to an end.
In a desperate attempt to escape humiliation, prison and even death, she flees from her old life, leaving behind a trail of troubles. One way or other, she finds herself heading north. And then came farm fields and a childhood treat she could not resist. She decides to stay in the small tourist town of Dusoliel for only a short time --until she gets some rest. But life has a way of throwing obstacles in her path. Broke, she takes on a winter job. But then comes Sean, determined to seduce her. If it's one thing Mikaela thinks she understands, it is men. But she's never met Sea, the local grocer who carries secrets of his own, and wears his charms on his sleeve.
Against her better judgment, she becomes romantically entangled with Sean, suddenly finding herself in a position she's never been. But she can't stay in Sunset County. She's a woman hunted. She knows that. When she breaks away, a stubborn Sean tracks her down, triggering a series of uncomfortable events and devastating truths that will change their lives, and the lives of Dusoliel's residents forever.