Arkansas. Solitude and nature. Time to breathe and rediscover herself.
That's what Luce thinks she's getting when she returns home after her divorce. Instead, she meets Connor and falls, once again, in love.
Connor blames his lying and cheating father for his mother's irresponsible behavior, leaving the burden of maintaining the family business squarely on Connor's shoulders. Luce is the unexpected variable that throws off his entire equation, the random x that sends his life into a delicious tilt-a-whirl. She's everything he ever wanted.
Minus her divorce.
When Connor's mom falls ill and makes a deathbed request, he knows he'll do his best to oblige her. Even if it means pretending to marry the woman he loves.
It was Price Hudson's mother who died, but Price feels like it was him. Everything that he used to enjoy--baseball, comics, even girls--seems petty and pointless now. He wants nothing more than to forget his old life and start over somewhere new, where no one knows him and no one expects anything from him.
So when his dad decides to move them an hour away, he welcomes the change. What he doesn't expect is to move in next to crazy, scary, noisy neighbors. And he certainly doesn't expect to become so wrapped up in the mystery behind their daughter's disappearance that finding out what happened to her consumes his life.
What he discovers will change his life--if it doesn't kill him.
The girl next door is definitely not what he thought she'd be.