Injured Air Force pilot Nick Thompson is slowly recovering from a piloting accident that brought him out of the field. With demanding effort, he has pushed himself to rebuild strength and endurance to prove he can return to the cockpit. He has to - flying is his life.
Months later, while recuperating at home, he begins to realize that the beautiful widow next door is doing more than helping him heal. She is showing him how to become the man he never thought he could be. As he gets closer to her, an unfamiliar ache and need takes hold of his heart.
After a year of grieving over the sudden loss of her husband, Maggie Carter is ready to rebuild and start over. At the age of 40, she is a vibrant woman ready to live life again. With an empty nest on Lake St. James, she finds the sexy recovering pilot next door to be more than the solution to her loneliness.
As these two cross the fence of friendship, the heat builds just as a part of Nick's past catches up to him.