Can a weeping willow grow into a steel magnolia? Ellie Cochran doesn’t think so. She is a lost soul if there ever was one. A life filled with unimaginable loss does that to a person. Tired of fighting for one that doesn’t seem worth living any more, she knows it’s time to make a decision.
A stop for coffee is the last place she expects for that choice to be forced on her. But when the bullets start flying will she choose death–finally crossing over the threshold she’s been hovering at for two seemingly endless years, or will she choose the hope she sees in a tall, beautiful stranger’s eyes?
Nikolas Jensen didn’t know grabbing a coffee before work would turn his world upside down. He didn’t plan on making any life-altering decisions when he walked through those doors either. But that’s exactly what he has to do. When death is staring you down from the barrel of a gun, do you save yourself, or a woman you just met?
Their paths now stitched together by one traumatic morning, Nik and Ellie must pick up the broken pieces. Can they do it together or will Ellie's demons be too much for them both?