The last person Gemma Stephens expects to meet in the tiny, remote, opal–mining town of Rainbow Cliffs is Jamie Coltrane, her university boyfriend who chose his past over their potential future. Now, seven years later, he is the only obstacle between her and the goal she has been pursuing tirelessly since he left. The goal that means everything for her future and that of her six–year–old son, the son Jamie doesn't know is his.
Jamie has long outgrown the wanderlust that caused him to leave Gemma, and he and his father have settled into Rainbow Cliffs, making a living out of opal mining and running the only accommodation in town. But now a big find – a once–in–a–lifetime find – has opened up opportunities that Jamie never thought possible. Opportunities that mean everything for his father and himself.
Fate may have thrown them back together, but this is no happy reunion. There is only one fossil, and there can be only one winner in this battle between preservation and prosperity. Gemma and Jamie may have the chance to find true love – or be torn apart, this time forever.