Danielle Grant is a talented and successful gold trader who lost her mother in college and since graduate school has done little more than work, take care of her ailing father, and go on periodic dates with divorced, older men who are as uninterested in a relationship as she is.
Her life takes a dramatic turn when she takes a job in Zurich and meets Lars Egle, a striking, intense, and single professional in her new company. He reiterates key sections of the multi-page contract Danielle has signed regarding restrictions against becoming involved with clients.
Confident she can maintain a high, thick barrier against romantic distractions, Danielle agrees to go out dancing with her friends and the young owner of a yacht company, Andre Mettler. His reserved personality intrigues her more than any older man ever has, giving her months of site-seeing excursions and late night passion.
Yet, her new world of romance in a foreign country is disrupted when she learns Andre presents conflicts with her employment. Only then does she realize her feelings for him run much deeper than she ever thought—or expected. Torn between the terms of her employment contract and fulfilling her commitment, Danielle walks out of the arms of one man, unknowingly into the arms of another who loves her just as deeply. Just when she is prepared to take the ultimate step in her new relationship, her life is upended in a circumstance so unexpected, so full of both loss but also new life, that she is forced to be grateful she gave up the short, safer path of immediate gratification for the harder road that provides long-term happiness and fulfillment.