Perrier Simmons has always lived life on the safety--never reckless, always careful. And now, as a resident in her pathology program, she is poised to become a double board certified forensic pathologist. Thom Edwards is caught in his fate when he learns he has cancer. But to tell Perrie, the woman he loves and who has lost so much already, is harder than dying. Perrie can't see the path Thom is on. She never could, even years ago when neither of them expected the deep connection they felt, or how that connection could grow so fast from friendship into something more. Something deep and pure and life-changing…When Thom and Perrie met on that bright summer day at UCSF medical school so many years ago, it was unclear who saved whom. And when they separate for their respective residency programs they make more important discoveries. But as Thom's cancer grows, Perrie is kept farther from the truth. The Brightest Day concludes the story of two people who met at the right time—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, what do you do when you have to hide the truth from the one you love most, in order to save them?