A disfigured veteran hiding from the world and the young woman who found him. 2019 Watty Award Winner - Romance Romance Runner-up in EWA '19 awards After suffering extensive injuries in Afghanistan from an IED that killed his best friend, Ryan decided he was better off dead. He intended to live out the rest of his days alone, away from the media circus surrounding his famous family, away from his heartless ex-fiancee, and away from anyone who knew him before his deployment. When he finds a young woman unconscious and succumbing to hypothermia in the snow outside his remote cabin, his plans to live in complete isolation are thrown into chaos. Though he tries to keep her at arm's length, he finds himself warming to her as she quietly brings life back into his lonely existence. But he's not the only one in hiding, and she's keeping a terrible secret that could get them both killed. ___________________________________________ @naughtylittleLia "There are no words to describe my love of this story." @fifi221513 "You are an amazing writer. Enjoying your story is an understatement. I LOVE it!!" @Abba_lovelifexx "I love this story. Haven't been able to put it down." @jollene23 "This is one of the better books I've read recently. Can't wait for new chapters. You are really talented" @SnowWhiteCharlie "I think this story is phenomenal! I can't wait to read more!!" @MinSooHyeon "It's a great story and I seriously love it" @Annfictastic "I'm so in love with this book and the characters" @vanbob "This is so beautiful!!" Maturity Level: PG-13. Themes of violence and an occasional suggestive comment. No explicit sexual content.