From Hilton Head Island to Myrtle Beach, the coastal area of South Carolina is known as the Low Country. This picturesque region provides the backdrop for the story of a stoic soldier and a beautiful artist who, despite ill-fated timing, are drawn to each other as they struggle to put their pasts behind them. In the blackness between midnight and dawn, an explosion threw Nate from a sound sleep. He woke sweat soaked and head pounding . He made his way to the cabinet and grabbed the aspirin inside. Then he stood in front of the sink and tossed back four tablets with a glass of tap water. Eve sat quietly in her dark office and watched him go through the ritual. She had seen him do it before . She felt torn. Should she remain quiet and linger in her own torment? Should she reach out and help him with his? . He turned and met her gaze . With nothing left inside he stood still and stared. Neither moved nor spoke . both wanted, both craved, just a word or a touch.