Joe Tally had always cared for Claire Snow, but with a reputation as the town bad boy, he had to be content at remaining "just friends." Yet when one night of compassion turned into an evening of passion, Joe knew he had revealed too much and took the safe path of retreat.
Claire had little time to mourn her broken heart, for soon she desperately needed Joe's help to clear her name of an unjust accusation. Yet, with his assistance came the call for total honesty. And Claire had to wonder...could their child be born innocent if she and Joe were guilty of love?