From an early age, Lennon Portier knew she was different. The daughter of a mother whose problems were too complicated to understand, she was victimized at a young age, the catalyst for a string of bad choices. After the death of her first husband, Lennon leaves her hometown, first for college and then for a new life in Colorado. However, as she soon discovers, leaving is not enough to change old patterns, and Lennon finds herself wrapped up in a dangerous relationship, this time with the dark stranger she married. Lennon must now be strong. While her happiness is something she can endure, the safety of her daughter is more important than anything else. Lennon must find the strength and perseverance to leave her husband and free herself and her child.