Following the death of his wife, Connor Meadows has all but given up on love. Aside from his daughter, Ava—his sole reason for living—nobody knows what he hides behind an unemotional mask. Until Everly. She ignites feelings in him he buried long ago. For years, Everly Johnson kept everyone at arm's length, telling herself it was for the best. But when circumstances lead her to move in with Connor, a callous widower, she soon realizes that pushing everyone away is impossible. Especially when something in him breaks down her walls, brick by brick. But feelings aren't the only thing Everly's hiding from the world. She’ll come to learn that sometimes love isn’t enough to overcome a lifetime of secrets.