They’ve dedicated their lives to saving others, but can they save themselves?
Seventeen years ago, they met while doing emergency response work following Hurricane Rita. Maybe it was adrenaline that brought them together, maybe it was love, but it didn’t matter. It wasn’t meant to be. They lived in different parts of the world. They agreed to share one night, then went their separate ways.
Dr. Clara Bownton has spent her entire medical career saving people’s lives and she’s always had a soft spot for Texas. But the years of traveling to disaster sites and war zones have worn her down. When she’s offered a job as the Director of Emergency Medicine at a hospital in Houston, she jumps at the chance to settle down and tackle a new challenge. She didn’t expect that challenge to be a face from her past.
Allen Jeffers thought he’d spend his career in the Army until a sniper’s bullet changed his mind. He headed home to Texas to become a cop instead, working his way up the ranks to police detective. A life of service has left him hardened and grumpy, at least until he sees Clara again. But life’s taken a toll on her too. She’s not the sweet ray of sunshine she used to be when they were younger.
When they run into each other in the ER, he decides to make it his mission to bring back the fun-loving woman he remembers. Turns out, they both have a lot to learn about finding joy in life – and finding love too.