Hope and Seth's high school argument sent her into Ricky's arms and the worst decisions of her life. Nine years later, she is free of her forced marriage, but not the stigma. When Ricky finally gets in enough trouble he has to flee town to escape punishment, Hope and her children are left destitute and the subject of gossip. Seth, now a police officer, returns to her life, constantly kicking himself for staying away so long.
Hope finds shelter with her foster-family and their new diner. With their help, she puts her life back together, and her children begin to heal. Seth wants to be there for Hope, but their past mistakes make them both hesitant to love again. What can he do when Hope doesn't seem to realize how he feels, after all he has done to be her knight in shining armor?