Things have a way of falling apart around Ellie Miller. Literally. With a touch that rots, she keeps everyone at a distance- for others'safety as much as her own comfort. When newcomer Nate MacPherson makes it his mission to get close to Ellie, she does her best to steer clear. But as Nate reveals an unusual ability of his own, Ellie recognizes a kindred spirit who could accept her for who she is . . . if she lets him. As family secrets unravel, Ellie will have to discover the beauty within her reach in order to save the ones she loves.