Years ago, on the darkest night of Poppy and Zinnia’s lives, they got a letter. It was from three elderly sisters in the small town of Keeneston, inviting them to visit and if interested, take a job. The Rose Sisters had wanted to retire, but they’d wanted family to take over their small café. Poppy and Zinnia Meadows, orphaned, alone, and in danger, left in the dead of night and raced toward the hope of a future they knew may come crashing down at any moment. That moment is now.
Talon Bainbridge and Lucas Sharpe are teammates in the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team based near Keeneston. The two friends have both fallen hard for the Meadows sisters, but suddenly the girls end what never had the chance to begin. Something was going on, but neither Poppy nor Zinnia would tell them what it was when all they wanted to do was to help the women they loved from afar.
Poppy had been hiding a secret from her older sister and everyone in Keeneston. Someone knew what happed that graduation night back in Alabama when their lives changed forever. They’d been taunting Poppy for almost a year. As they approached the anniversary of the night their lives changed, the threats had escalated. With no other option, Poppy comes clean to Zinnia. They turn to Talon and Lucas, the two men they trust most, to protect them from the past knowing they may have to sacrifice their future to do so.