When Dakota and Thea reunite in Hope Springs after a decade apart, their love might pass the test of time...No matter how many years Dakota Keller has spent trying, he can't outrun his past, so when a private investigator tells him his sister needs him, he travels to the small Texas town of Hope Springs to start a new life with the support of his siblings. When he arrives to do a routine construction job at the town's new espresso bar, he's shocked to discover that the owner is Thea Clark-the girl he couldn't resist in high school and whose memory kept him sane in prison. Recovering from an abusive relationship, Thea decides that her past is off-limits for discussion, even with Dakota. After all, it feels like a lifetime since she last saw him. But when Dakota's brother's firm is tapped to revate the women's shelter Thea runs out of her home, old feelings quickly reignite. Could a casual affair from high school turn out to be the one connection neither of them can live without?