After inheriting her Aunt Cora’s country cottage, Lauren Bennett decides she’s ready for a change of address. The remote cottage borders a wildlife refuge and will be the perfect place to spend the summer. There’s just one hitch. Next door to the cottage, in a spooky old mansion, lives a mysterious man who Lauren can’t quite figure out.
When tragedy strikes, JD Mason’s world is turned upside down. Rather than look to his family and teammates for support, he escapes into his grief and shuts everyone away. He abandons the sport he loves and retires from playing hockey at the ripe old age of thirty. His plan to be left alone is shattered when Lauren, a free-spirited ornithologist, barges onto his property and into his life.