Paige Hamilton ran from her unbearable life a year ago, leaving behind everything that crushed her very soul, to a place no one knew her and her brutal past. Her life went from popular and wild to lonely and isolated, all because of people who turned their backs on her, betrayed her, and failed to acknowledge the real Paige. Staying in Tennessee with Elaine Donatelli was the perfect setting; she would spend her time drawing or painting or at her small-time job without ever talking to anyone or even letting anyone touch her. Up until Noah Kingsley crashes into her life with his belligerent driving and sinful mouth. Noah Kingsley was just looking for a getaway place for a while until matters at home calmed down. He came to the countryside for a breather but what he did not expect was a weird woman who never talked to anyone, always had a smidge of paint on her body or clothes, and hated someone's touch. Oh, he thought she was one uptight bitch who he could never fathom even becoming acquainted with. But one pain heals another pain, right? Paige never realized she was letting Noah break her concrete walls and Noah never knew how real, inner beauty ever felt so...ethereal until now.