Healing requires separation. When Ethic discovers malice in a woman he thought was perfect, he walks away from their love. Keeping his family safe is his main priority, and falling for Alani Lenika Hill is dangerous. The history of their love haunts him, however, and getting over her isn't easy. Alani has beguiled his two youngest children and they crave her presence as much as Ethic. They want a mother. He wants a woman, but with ghosts and lies between them, the couple is forced apart yet again.