Jillian Morrow lives in self-imposed exile for good reason. She wants to live. Her days are spent tending her menagerie of pets and rescuing wayward hikers who ignore the warning signs she's posted. In the space of one afternoon, one such hiker turns her world upside down.
For the first time in all her years alone, Jill's tempted to ignore the responsibilities she's taken on in favor of running away again. Compelled by the need to know how and why she's been found however, she goes against her gut instincts and brings him into her home. Unfortunately, it isn't answers her unwanted patient has. Instead he has a question of his own and it's "Who am I?" Unwilling to provide more than his name – Gabriel Johnson – a battle of wills ensues between them.
Soon Jill comes to realize Gabriel may not be the nightmare-come-to-life she thought he was. To make matters worse, he wants her and won't act on it until she gives him the go-ahead. His restraint and gentleness soon have her at war with herself. Can she trust Gabriel, or will her worse fears be realized?