Fourteen-year-old Beth Bradshaw is trapped in a nightmare. Her parents, both cocaine addicts, party nonstop, failing to notice that Drew, a frequent guest in their home, has been spending time in young Beth's bedroom. But when longtime family friend Tommy comes to visit, he instantly knows something is wrong. After catching Drew in the act, Tommy whisks Beth off to the only safe place she has ever known: her grandparents' home in Iowa. Safe with Gran, Pops, and Tommy, Beth can pretend to be a normal teen. As she bonds with Tommy's nephew Ryan over rock music, their friendship blossoms into an exhilarating first romance. But Ryan doesn't know the full story behind Beth's move to Iowa. Years later, when a family tragedy unearths clues about her past, Beth must decide whether to share the one piece of herself that she's kept hiddenor risk losing her true love forever.