After being injured in a paparazzi-induced car accident, playboy Phoenix Chamberlain returns to the resort previously owned and operated by his grandfather to recuperate. There he meets resort manager Sierra Ramstad, who is used to being the boss and not keen on taking orders from others, especially Phoenix.
Not only did the accident change Phoenix physically, it also broke his spirit. His disgruntled attitude is a reflection of the unbearable pain he endures daily. But with the help of Sierra and his therapist, he decides he can overcome the doctor's grim prognosis and learn to enjoy life again.
To Sierra's surprise, Phoenix has his attorney draw up a severance package for her, with the thought that he could manage day-to-day operations at the resort. Sierra realizes that the severance package was in place before she and Phoenix developed a personal relationship. She finds a way to forgive Phoenix, then the two of them finally agree on something: They will not be happy apart or away from the life they have made at Seaside Haven.