To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god.
But on the inside he's grief-stricken - his father is dying and he hasn't told anyone because he can't face the truth.
Now, as his pain grows unbearable, West finally decides he needs to talk to someone about his dad.
So in the dark shadows of a party, he tells the one girl who doesn't speak everything he can't tell anyone else.
West expected to feel relief, a flood of emotions - but what he didn't expect was for Maggie Carleton to reply.
For her to reveal a pain even deeper than his own. And, for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn't ever let her go.