Lisa Parks has been successful at everything she touches, her confidence her calling card. A recent move to Maine from New York is just the change of atmosphere she needs for a fresh start. With far too many mistakes in her past, her eyes remain focused on loving and leaving, her actions justified by far too many cracks in her damaged heart.
Sicily Moretti comes from a long line of good cooking and large hips. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Culinary Institute of America, she finds success in sugary treats and rich pastries. Having moved from New York to Maine with her closest friends, Kari and Lisa, she's looking for a new start where the building of her own bakery will be her focus. She's not looking for love, nor is she interested in it. She's been judged incorrectly too many times.
Jon Peterson is a seasoned officer for the NYPD, his record clean and eyes set on being the youngest captain in the history of the force. When his little brother, Adam, turns up dead at a bar in the seedy side of town, Jon's focus shifts. Is Kate involved in what happened to Adam or a pawn in a much larger game? Not interested in drama and hell-bent on justice mixed with revenge, Jon finds the one thing he never wanted - love.
As a photographer for the New York Post, Kari Martin was used to seeing heartache and scandal up close. But one night at the club, her whole world changed. Heartbroken and willing to call off her wedding, she decides a change is in order and moves from NYC to a small town in Maine, where the average age of the residents there is 60 (or thereabouts). She works to fit in perfectly, and tries like hell not to let anyone find out just how very jaded she's recently become over the lie called love.
Jake Isaac left Texas quite a few years ago; his heart torn from his chest, and his mind set on being a bachelor forever. Maine would welcome him, give him land to explore, and a community to belong to. Getting a job as the coach of the local junior high and serving on the fire department kept him busy - and labeled him a hometown hero - but the truth of his damaged heart was forever hidden.
One man has never been far from her thoughts - Kade McMillian, but his return to town after far too many years of chasing his dreams couldn't be more poorly timed. With a younger man demanding Rebecca's attention at the office, she has to decide between reconstructing a relationship from her past or diving in deep to something new and seemingly forbidden.
"nope not worth it"
With Victor's demands laid on them, Jon, Marcus and Kate must traverse this new relationship between the four of them. A new threat moves into New Orleans and it will take all of them to keep control of their territory. With emotions running high, Jon struggles with the nefarious life he's been pulled into as well as the idea of sharing his beloved with a monster and a thug. Are Victor's plans and purposes for only a time to construct the proper appearances to the world, or is this the new life he has signed up for?
Bill Turner is the new threat in town, and he's hell bent on bringing Marcus and Kate back under his leadership, but Victor's not at all willing to part with his new associates. Kate struggles as a new drug is brought onto the market, namely because she's given dominion over it.
With Victor out of the picture, there's nothing left to focus on but Billy Turner, a man who applies a tight grip and doesn't take no for an answer. The serial killer has his eyes set on getting his ultimate prize - Kate. With one threat out of the way, Marcus, Kate and Jon face their final hurdle to getting their life back. They have to pull together, learn to trust one another, and continue to foster their odd relationship if they plan to make it out alive and unscathed.