Ella’s world was cruelly ripped away from her. Rebuilding her life from nothing she has lived in constant fear that all that she loves, all that she has achieved would be taken from her again. Being blackmailed, forced to walk away from the only man that she would ever love, had nearly killed her, but she knew that if she were made to disappear again, to walk away from everyone that she loved, she would never survive, it would surely kill her this time. For this time, she had so much more to lose. When the day finally came, the one that she had spent the past five years in fear of, all she wants to do is pack up her family’s things and run for the hills, but you can’t run from the past when the past has a hold of your heart. Cole is the only man she has ever and will ever love, so when her past uses her biggest secret as a weapon to hurt him, she knows she has no choice but to face the past head-on and go back to Harlow.
Cole has tried to move on, tried to forget El, but his one attempt at moving on from her was a disaster, and he has been paying the price ever since. His family and friends think it has been long enough, that he is living in false hope, but how can you go from loving the one to loving just anyone. The heart is a selfish thing it only cares about its own wants and needs, and Ella Hastings is all that it wants and craves. After five years of just pretending to live, he is shocked to find that Ella is back, and she has not returned alone. Her sudden appearance in Harlow is all he has lived for, all that he has dared to hope for, but her return has escalated his problems, and what was once something he dreamed of happening, soon becomes a living nightmare for them both.
Can they ever go back to how it was, or has too much happened for them to be able to move on and become El and Cole again?