Layla Swanson is terrified of getting stuck in her small town, Hollow Oaks. So, she’s made a plan. Graduate her tiny high school, go to college away from home, and get her dream job. She’s studied hard and devoted her high school career to reaching her goal.
Graduation is just around the corner, and Layla is faced with the only person who could ever throw a wrench in her plan, Taylor Scott. He’s her childhood best friend and despite the years since they’ve been close he knows her better than anyone else. A chance meeting leads them down a road Layla never imagined.
Now, Layla has to choose between her longtime plan to get away from Hollow Oaks and the one who’s captured her heart.
Loving someone unconditionally is never easy and forgiveness can be even harder. After being apart for a while Taylor and Layla were reunited only to have their lifelong bond tested by Layla’s secret.
They bury their feelings for one another, good and bad, just to get by day to day. They’re forced together, but Taylor struggles to forgive Layla. As he falls into the role he didn’t see coming he wonders if holding onto his anger and hurt is the best thing to do.
Layla’s guilt overwhelms her as she fights herself and her feelings for Taylor. She doesn’t believe she deserves another chance. She’s already had too many. Mending a broken relationship won’t be easy. Taylor’s determination to make Layla his for the rest of their lives will test her resolve.