Seventeen-year-old Carly Dalton should’ve known Asher Thompson had secrets. Why else would he be in a truck stop bar in the middle of a school night? And she definitely shouldn’t have accepted his offer. But here she was sitting in a police station keeping secrets of her own … new school, new friends, same old problems.
High school science teacher Asher Thompson only wanted to help. He first told himself that the night he pulled Carly, a rain-soaked teenager, from the floor of the local truck stop bar. Now, with the girl’s father dead and sister missing, he was doing it again, opening his home to her as a temporary guardian. But as Carly’s brutal present cracks open a door to Asher’s own painful past, he’s forced to choose … protect his student or save himself.
And Asher learned long ago … no good deed goes unpunished.