College student Cara Sanders has lived a tough life but keeps her head up all the same. One night at a bar, Cara and Vic Fuentes meet on unlikely terms. Vic is immediately interested in this girl, but Cara isn't so sure. She hasn't let a boy near her since the incident with her alcoholic of a father. Now, falling for Vic in ways she couldn't imagine, she is faced with her worst fear: her abusive father has been released from prison, and is looking for her and her mother. Not only had the man scarred her for life, but he has threatened her with much more than just abuse this time. Vic, on the other hand, swears to Cara he will protect her with his life.