Rye Coleman falls in lust with Alaina May the first time she walks into the office of his construction firm to hire his company to refurbish an old house into a bed-and-breakfast. Finding out she's the sister of the woman who had humiliated him in front of the whole town quickly kills that lust. He accepts the job, but refuses to have anything to do with Alaina.
Alaina works side-by-side with Rye in the house. A picnic meant to thank him for his hard work turns into a night of lovemaking.
A murder from seventy-three years ago, a ghost in the Victorian, and a modern-day man determined to stop the remodeling threaten the blossoming love between Rye and Alaina. They have to admit their feelings and join together, or the outside forces will team them apart.