Arley Mowbray, only fourteen years old, is dreaming her life away in South texas when, as a dare, she writes a letter to an imprisoned robber nearly twice her age. Defying all logic, she falls in love with Dillon LeGrande - a love too reckless to last, too mesmerizing to flee.
Transformed from an innocent to an outlaw's wife and then the mother of his child, Arley unwittingly draws another into the eye of the hurricane. Public-aid lawyer Annie Singer becomes first her advocate, and then the closest thing to a mother that Arley has ever known. She alone will stand between the girl and the growing storm.
The compelling new novel by the author of 'The Deep End of the Ocean' is a romance in the epic tradition about love that can come along only once in a lifetime and challenge us to defy all the rules.