Chloe Lockwood had loved Valentine Juric since she was fifteen years old. It was a love that had blossomed into a love affair when she was only nineteen years old. They had vowed their love for one another. Valentine's only dream had been to heal people and Chloe's dream had been to love him. When Valentine becomes the ruler of his small country which is in the midst of civil war his dream of healing is crushed and he must become a warrior. While Valentine and Chloe's father stay behind to fight the war, they send Chloe home to the U.S. There she stays for twelve years, waiting for the time she can return to her father and Valentine. When news breaks that Valentine had found another, Chloe realizes she is done waiting and returns to take back what she had lost while laying to rest old ghosts.