#1 New York Times bestseller Iris Johansen blends romance, suspense, and a touch of the paranormal as only she can in this classic love story of a woman who unexpectedly meets the man of her dreams--only to discover the shocking bond that has already linked them forever. After a tragic turn of events, Lily Deslin learned the hard way that people are not always what they seem. Now she's rebuilt her life from scratch, returning to school and nurturing her beloved and talented daughter, Cassie. What she doesn't know is that her quiet but satisfying life is about to change. At the beach cottage she's rented for a well-earned vacation, Lily is being watched. Andrew Ramsey has been waiting for years, and now is the moment to make himself known. If he confesses the truth--a truth that will be all but impossible for Lily to believe--it will shake the foundations of her life and Cassie's. As Andrew and Lily's relationship heats up and danger threatens close at hand, how can Andrew admit that he's been keeping from Lily an even bigger secret--a secret he must reveal to prove himself to be the real-life romantic hero she needs.