What if the only person to depend on was your worst enemy?
Ian Muldaur is floundering, and knows it. Since his wife's death, he spends all his time at his job, earning him the hatred of his fourteen-year-old son. But at least Ian is strong. He's reliable. Then even this illusion shatters the day he collapses in his construction management office.
Maggie O'Connell considers her life in good order. She has her own business, her own house, and doesn't need a soul to complete things. Then she gets a call at her garden nursery that her former brother-in-law - a man she's loathed as a tyrant since their first meeting - has collapsed with a heart attack. As the only adult 'relative' Ian has, Maggie rushes to the aid of his family. Suddenly she's no longer a commitment-free single woman, but a surrogate mother and wife - for a man she doesn't even like.
Or does she?
It isn't long before all of Maggie's cherished prejudices are shattered: about Ian, about herself, and about love.