Tough-as-nails Detective Matthew Duncan is the best there is at investigating, searching, rescuing, and taking no prisoners. But he is as soft as a marshmallow when it comes to his wife Elena. When Matthew’s wife Elena left him without so much as an explanation why, his world shattered. Overwhelmed by grief and guilt over his failures as a husband, Matthew shut himself off from everything and everyone. He vowed to himself that he would never give anyone the satisfaction of breaking his heart again.
But then, fate intervenes and now Elena’s back in town. Her hazel eyes are burning as bright as before, and she wants Matthew back. Refusing to revisit the hurt and confusion of their past, Matthew vows to keep his distance from her. But staying away from Elena proves to be more difficult than he thought, despite his lingering grief and his instincts for self-preservation. Matthew is finding it hard to resist. How will he react when Elena finally tells him her secret? A secret that will either tear them apart or bring them back together again… Can he find it in his heart to forgive her? How can he come to terms with the betrayal that once tore him apart?