Seventeen-year-old Shelby ran away from home, but found out how dangerous the world outside of her small town can truly be. After defending herself from a psychotic boyfriend, she’s rescued by her cousin Jefferson. Shelby continued to run as far away from home as she could.
Seven years later Shelby returns home for her estranged mother’s funeral, and faces off with her angry family. She fights the urge to run again, until she sees her late father’s cafe is up for auction. She determines to buy it and prove to her family she can has what it takes to be successful and stick around.
She doesn’t count on being pitted against her high school crush Clay Harrison when she bids on the cafe. Clay’s good looks and charm make Shelby’s heart race, and she knows from experience not to trust charming men.
When the dust settles Shelby and Clay appear to be on opposite sides of a decade old drug war, and Shelby doesn’t know who she can trust. Can Shelby find out who is behind a series of mishaps before it gets too dangerous? Will the secret she kept for seven years come back to haunt her?