Katie Walker hasn't always had the easiest life. Having her parents die at a young age has scarred her deep, not to mention what secrets she hides behind her smiles and innocent demeanor. So what happens when she's back in her hometown and a force of nature sweeps through and changes her life? Sergeant Michael Grey is back home for his best friend's wedding, but what happens when he gets mixed up with a certain girl on leave? What happens when he has a decision to make; leave his old life and start a new one, or re-enlist in the Marines? And what happens when unexpected people pop up in unexpected places or unexpected situations arise? Follow their story and see if Katie can learn to love a soldier and if Michael can learn to love a survivor. Or, will it all end before it gets a chance to really begin?