Avery was the cheerleader everybody loved. David was the geek nobody noticed... until he stepped between her and their high school's biggest bully and earned a rep as a badass and a suspension for his trouble.
Fifteen years later, David has returned and is living on the third floor of the converted Victorian belonging to Avery's widowed mother. Avery lives beneath him on the second. The staircase between makes for a tight fit when they pass, and the shared address for a lot of circling, avoiding, retreating, and hiding, at least on Avery's part.
But the tension between them is impossible to ignore and David's determined to get to the bottom of what happened the night she ran off after he saved her life. The very same night—in her words—she ruined his.