17 year old Kaitlin Malone was born to hate the Crutchfields. The hatred her family has harbored for generations is the one thing Kaitlin knows she can count on. But with her life turned upside down as she starts her senior year among strangers at a public high school, Kaitlin discovers that even her family's hateful legacy can't steady her---and that hatred and love are sometimes seperated by nothing more than a heartbeat. It's young Bram Crutchfield who wins Kaitlin's heart. And when she tells one lie and then another to conceal her idenity to protect their love, Kaitlin is quickly caught up in a web of deceit that threatens to destroy everything she knows and values.