A relationship doesn’t make the top thousand on author Kate Holland’s to-do list. She’s spent a lifetime overcoming the tragedy of her mother’s untreated mental illness, and now her teenage daughter’s inherited disorder is vacuuming her energy. Michael wants Kate from the moment they meet, but breaking through her resistance is tougher than he expects. He grows to respect her courage and understand why he needs her in his life. He’s determined to win her heart. But when Kate can no longer refuse Michael’s steadfast love, she pays a terrifying price.