By: nicholas sparks
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with another classic love story of second chances and love tested. Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. At 28, he's focused only on walking a straight line-getting his teaching degree and avoiding all the people that proved destructive in his past. The last thing he's looking for is a relationship. But when Maria Sanchez, a hardworking lawyer and daughter of Mexican immigrants, crosses his path on a rainswept night in North Carolina, his carefully structured life is completely upended. Before the couple has a chance to envision what a life together might be, menacing reminders of events in Maria's past begin to surface. And as the threat of violence increases, she and Colin's tentative bond will be tested in increasingly terrifying ways. Will their love protect them, even in the darkest hour?