Jamie Parks and Simon Blake were childhood friends. They grew up together and were inseparable from the time they were in diapers until it was time to leave for college. Simon moved to the city, hoping to realize his dream of being a successful doctor, while Jamie stayed in their little no-name town, going to community college and taking care of her sick mother. And though they had promised to keep in touch so nothing would chance between them, their last night together is the last night they see each other for a long time. It's been seven years since then, and neither of them can honestly say that they are completely happy with they way their lives have turned out.
But when Simon comes back home for his first visit in seven years, Jamie's feelings for him come back with a vengeance, despite how angry she is at him for essentially cutting her out of his life. She knows that it's not going to go anywhere, not when he's got money and new friends and a fancy life a couple hundred miles away, but for two weeks, she wants to pretend like they have a chance. When a drunken accident results in more than either of them were bargaining for, they will be forced to examine their relationship and see what's there to salvage.
Now she’s a fitness instructor and physical therapist in his gym, with a sexy body and sassy attitude that makes him crazy. He wants her, even though she’s married and off limits. However, he knows that he can’t dishonor his rank or his company, and he struggles to keep their relationship clear and above board. Until she is raped, and he knows it is her husband who did it. Cal saves Viv from even more harm, but must find a way to help her overcome the terrible act. And he is also determined to get her back for himself, if he can only show her how much she really means to him.