Spencer Burbank is pretty sure that both are good reasons to avoid his past.
He hates his father for trying to turn him into someone he isn't, and for rejecting who he is - a gay man.
He fears that his anger and hurt will ruin his precious six-year-old daughter, and that she will be forever scarred by his mistakes.
He fears that the only man he's ever loved hates his guts.
It's been three years now, and it's time to go home. When he is called to his father's deathbed, Spencer is certain that the old man is going to find a way to hurt him one last time. Instead he finds secrets, hope, and the kind of love that comes around only once. But can he hang onto it? It seems like he's screwed up everything he ever touched, and Spencer isn't sure he deserves the new love that's being offered. He wants it, though - more than anything.
This is a novel about love, loyalty, and finding a way back to beautiful.