I'm the star defensemen for the Portland Icehawks and the guy everyone loves to hate. Not that I don’t deserve their hatred. After all, how can you like a guy who doesn't even like himself? Michella is the one woman I can't let go, yet I can't be with her either. We're like a drug to each other, and addictions aren't a good thing. I've messed up a relationship before and destroyed the one person I loved. I can't do the same to Michella. I'm ready to walk away one final time when a child of the street in need of rescuing forces us back together. To make matters worse, Michella's new job with a private investigative agency puts her in the crosshairs of Portland's elusive serial killer. I have to protect her and this child, even if staying causes more destruction than leaving.