Joshua Bennett is trapped in a prison of his own making by the memories of his past. Traumatized and isolated, he is a reclusive writer, living a quiet, lonely life, his only companion his dog, Bear. It has been years since he left the safety of his well-protected home. It is what he knows, what he has accepted to be his life.
One dark night, one huge storm, and one ice patch brings them together. He finds himself with an unexpected houseguest with no memory. She wakes up a stranger to herself and the man watching her. Even more mysterious is the lack of any sort of identification with her or in her car. The only clue a pile of cash and some clothing, which only bring adds more questions. She is an enigma to both of them. Terrified and confused she has no choice but to rely on Joshua and remain where she is.
Trapped by the storm and isolated from the outside world they build a relationship that is often shaky, and fraught by the many unanswered questions they have of her past. They slowly open up, learning to trust each other. Unplanned, they fall in love, building their own little world in their secluded bubble.
Once the storm breaks and the real world shows up, it brings with it reality. Her identity is revealed as well as the fact that she is a married woman being looked for by a grieving husband. All signs indicate that Elizabeth leads a full life, one filled with purpose and happiness, even if she has no memory of it. Faced with these facts, and despite her adamant desire to stay with him, Joshua makes an unwanted decision and uses his connections to send her back the life he feels she deserves, not the one she would have to endure if she stayed with him. He can only offer her a secluded half-life filled with his restrictions, without the chance of a family or a life beyond his borders. Outside his carefully guarded walls an entire life waits for her return.
There are many twists and turns as they struggle to find each other, overcoming both the mental and physical elements that keep them apart.
A story about overcoming our fears, finding love and learning to live again.