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.