Jessica Hanson is at work in her office when the lights go out. Fumbling for a flashlight, she trips and falls, striking her head. Disoriented and in pain, she watches in horror as Mayor Olivia Stuart is murdered before her very eyes. The blow to her head renders her unconscious, and she awakens to find herself in the local hospital.
Stone Richardson's heart stops when he sees Jessica--her clothes spattered with blood--being wheeled into the emergency room. She disappeared from his life and their passionate relationship two years earlier without a word of farewell, after he made it clear that he would never marry because of his career as a police officer.
Despite her resolve to avoid Stone, Jessica has nowhere else to turn with her knowledge that Olivia Stuart's death was not accidental. Forced to work together, the onetime lovers rediscover their love for each other. Before they can live happily ever after, however, they must find Olivia's murderer--Stone's life depends on it.