Jo Mueller quits her awful job to accompany her grandmother to Ireland to visit her lifelong friend. Although money is tight, her grandmother's friend comes up with a solution: work as a paid companion for her grandson, Ian while she's in Ireland. Jo's remit: get Ian out of his house and more importantly, out of his rut, without letting Ian know of the scheme. Surly on the best of days, Ian proves to be a challenge, and at first it seems like mission impossible. But somewhere along the way, Jo gradually begins to fall in love with Ian.
A freak accident resulting in a serious injury has curtailed Ian Twomey's professional rugby career. He's bitter and struggling to adjust. And he's definitely not interested in showing the Irish sights to his grandmother's American guest, Johanna. But it's hard to say no to his grandmother and it's even harder to resist Jo Mueller's infectious smile. It doesn't take him long to realize that life can and will go on, and he knows he has Jo to thank for that. And just as he realizes he does have future and he wants Jo in it, a secret is revealed, threatening his growing feelings for her.