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Devon Sawyer is a bright, energetic graphic designer who falls in love hard and fast with his soul mate Carmen Calderón. A mutual acquaintance of theirs hits on Devon, and Carmen walks in to see them in a compromising position. Her world shattered, she flees and never allows Devon a chance to explain.

After Carmen runs, her world quickly begins crumbling around her. She can’t eat. She can’t sleep. She tries drinking and drugs for relief, but nothing she stops the destruction of her life. Desperate, she finally contacts her doctor. That decision will change her life forever.

A year after their break-up, Devon and Carmen are brought together by mutual friends in hopes that they will finally clear the air. When Carmen sees the regret in Devon’s eyes she realizes he deserves the right to explain. She agrees to go to dinner with Devon to hear him out, and by the end of their dinner they are both surprised to find that they are having a good time.

Before the sun rises the morning following their dinner, Devon wakes to his cell phone’s insistent buzzing. Finally, bleary eyed, he answers. At first, he thinks perhaps Carmen dialed unintentionally, but then her erratic breathing tells him something is wrong, really wrong. His instinct takes over and he knows he must get to her as fast as he can.

When Devon reaches her apartment, he crashes headlong into the very dark and disturbing past of Carmen Calderón. A past he knows little about. Will he help, or will he have to say good-bye to her forever?

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