Coincidence...or fate?Ava Vincent hightailed it out of Texas more than twenty years ago, vowing never to return. Too many bad memories. Too many people she' d abandoned and let down. So she' s shocked to find her new job has brought her to the very town where her long-estranged brothers live. And in the midst of a welcome but difficult reconciliation, it' s an irresistible boat captain who helps her heal old wounds.Jack Williams never thought he' d find love again after losing his wife-until Ava. Even his troubled teenage son has grown to love her. But despite their obvious connection, she' s holding something back.As their attachment deepens, Ava faces an agonizing dilemma: refuse to trust Jack with her past and push him away...or reveal her shameful secret and lose him completely.