Growing up wasn't easy for Lottie. As an only child with self-absorbed parents, she soon learned that the one person she could depend upon was herself. A brave face and defensive self-preservation kept her strong. Then Lottie met Spike. He didn't see her little habits as frustrating; he embraced them. He didn't run from her fiery temper and sharp tongue; he admired her for her tenacity. He loved her and she loved him. And somehow, despite Lottie's reluctance to let her guard down, Spike King managed to burrow his way in to her gentle heart and penetrate that steely armour she surrounded herself with. Then one night it all changed. A family vendetta. A life shattering hit and run. A moment that would change their lives forever. Will their love be strong enough to pull them back together? Or will the damage from that one fateful night keep them apart for ever?