Ruby Soto has been staying at the Florence House, a safe place for women until she is invited by Viv to stay at her unused apartment. She is both afraid and excited at the time as she has never been on her own before. Ruby has a past and although she has told snippets of it, she has never told anyone the whole truth, even Pam who runs the shelter and whom she is closest to.
Tim Veldman has never payed much attention to Ruby until one night when Ruby is in charge of the kitchen at The Skipper, the pub he frequents and he can see she is in over her head. The two form a friendship and begin to get closer.
But Ruby has a dangerous past and when it is clear that she can't escape from it, will she allow her new friends and Tim to help her face it head on? Or will she get scared and run once more?
This book was incredible and very emotional. Ruby's past is so heartbreaking and it's amazing she finally got the courage to escape.
The relationship between Ruby and Tim was so great to watch in that he cared so much about her and really understood that things had to go slow due to her past. He cared about her so much and would do anything for her.
I loved watching the growth of Ruby from the start of the book to the end and she is such an amazing character.
This is the first book I have read from this author and it certainly will not be my last!