Alternating POV Trigger Warning: Domestic Abuse, alcoholism Ruth - I need to get away from Grady's Hollow. I've worked hard in school to go to a good college - I've received several full-ride offers from my first college choices. My father has other plans for me; he thinks I should settle down with someone and start my own family. The only person I've ever cared about is Spencer - and my father hates his family. I don't know if I'll ever be able to escape my father's clutches and his plans for my life.
Spencer - I've adored Ruth since I first met her. She has a big heart and an even bigger brain. Right now, she needs to go to college to have the kind of life she deserves. Unfortunately, her father, the great and terrifying Jacob Malloy, doesn't want to let her go. I must find a way to help her, even though seeing her leave will crush my heart.
Ruth may not be thinking far ahead, but it is my dream to protect and love and marry her. But I have to help her escape Grady's Hollow first.