Vanessa didn't know how to break free of her parents' stronghold on her life. Jack had learned true joy by being true to himself. A cruise brings them together, can they stay together once back on land? More
Vanessa Kennedy grew up with privilege but at a cost. Schools, career plans and friends had all been handpicked for her. She obeyed her parents wishes to the letter and now a gifted surgeon with seemingly a perfect life, she yearns for more. She wants to live. She is ready to embrace a life where she can make and break her own rules. At thirty-two she didn't think it would ever happen until she is forced to take a singles cruise. Vanessa is intrigued by the down-to-earth Jack Stillman that seemed to run from everything her parents valued as important. Professor Jack Stillman knew what is was like to live his life according to the dictates of others. Breaking free had been one of the best decisions of his life. He vowed to never place a person in a cage. After losing a bet he finds himself on a singles cruise with intentions to remain in his cabin the entire cruise. Until he meets Dr. Vanessa Kennedy. He is immediately drawn to the beautiful doctor whose thirst for life invigorates him. The more time he spends with the demure doctor the more he wants to allow her space to experience life on her own terms. But something sinister threatens their new love and life. Will their own doubts and fears keep them from the love they both desire?