Nickie Sheridan is a woman shrouded in mystery. Overburdened by her studies, her work and her father's illness, she has completely neglected her social life. However, that all changes when successful lawyer Cal Harrison offers his help as her world comes crashing down around her. Overworked, broke and alone, Nickie has no other choice but to reluctantly accept Cal's offer. Despite their rocky first meeting, Nickie soon discovers that Cal is not the type of man she thought he was. Yet she must keep her distance as she hides a terrible secret that no one must discover?