When tragedy strikes it doesn't always signal the end. Sometimes it can mean a new beginning . . .Still reeling from the events of the past culminating in her devastating loss, an emotionally scarred Lillian Ly is determined to follow her heart and temporarily forego a bright academic career to keep alive the only thing that matters, being with the man she loves. Guilt pours over Carson Bradley like molten lava, but despite his shame, he cannot let her go. She is the flame to his fire, the soul of his heart.Without Lillian by his side, he is just a body without a warm pulse.Now with news of two missing researchers, whose survival is based on a drug formula that he is unable to deliver, he fears the kidnappers will stop at nothing to get what they want-ensuring Lillian's life is also in danger. Desperate to obtain the missing drug components and keep Lillian safe, Carson's unreasonable behavior combined with Lillian's strong-defensive will-collide-threatening their future. Lillian knows she loves him irrevocably, but can she survive in Carson's volatile world?Contains mature themes.