Loss and grief. Two things Cade and Hope know very well.
Hope appears to be just doing fine. But internally she is a mess. Cade shows his grief and suffers the consequences for his actions.
They met because they both volunteered at a dog shelter. This brings them healing.
Hope was a teacher. She was compassionate and wanting to help. Many times her hands were tied but she did what she could. I could relate as I worked with teenagers before I retired.
An enjoyable book.