Physically mistreated by her spouse, Jennifer Tadlock changes her appearance, runs, and is hiding out in a home for abused women when she’s hired by Sheri Jenkins, owner of Serenity Cove, a bed-and-breakfast inn.
As Jennifer begins to relax in an apartment provided by Sheri and her husband Bradley, she longs to get her own identity back, but an ominous phone call from her estranged husband results in a setback of profound fear and insecurity.
Paul Mixon, a young, handsome landscaping contractor, who lost the love of his life to cancer two years before, is also employed by the inn. He’s made it through crippling grief at last and begins to think of dating, marrying, and raising a family when Jennifer catches his eye.
While Paul waits for Jennifer to be legally free from her abusive husband, he ponders how to persuade her to take a chance on love again. First, he must prove she’ll be physically safe in his care. But will she ever trust another man with her heart?