When Bella and Edward return home from Volterra in New Moon, and Edward asks Bella if she can still love him after everything he did, she hesitates. Bella realizes that the problems in their relationship extend much further than the vampire/human power imbalance and that Edward will never allow them to be equal partners. Alice assures her that everything will work out in the end and that her vision of Bella as a vampire has yet to change. Bella has to make her own decisions and follow her heart, but it will take an open mind to do so.
After her discussion with Alice, Bella falls asleep and wakes up in a time and place she would have never imagined. Far from home, her family, and everything she has ever known, when she is introduced to a member of the Cullen family as a human, she must decide how far she is willing to follow her heart.