Caroline Duval and Derek Roberts were college sweethearts who let rumor and innuendo that neither confirmed with the other, cause their breakup six years ago.
Derek is in Connecticut on business when he's shocked to see Caroline at the hotel restaurant where he's staying, she's there to end a relationship. Caroline calls a taxi only to find she has a long wait, Derek speaks out to offer her a ride home, it was her turn to be in shock. On the ride to Caroline's they are each lost in thought about the breakup, she believes he was engaged when they dated, he believes she aborted their child. After six years they still suffer bittersweet memories of their lost love.
After her and Derek's chance meeting, Caroline visits a college friend in Atlanta for the summer, she volunteers to teach a course for a summer program filling in for another teacher. She quickly learns Derek is also a teacher at the program and the teacher she is subbing for is Derek's sister-in-law, Zoe. At first Derek and Caroline try avoiding one another but an incident at a party hosted by Ian and Zoe finally forces them to confront the real reason behind their breakup, what they discover is lies and deceit fueled by the jealous motives of a spurned lover perpetrated their breakup. Deciding the deep rooted emotions they still harbored for one another was worth exploring, they set out to become reacquainted in hopes of regaining the love and passion they lost when they lost each other. There is kidnapping for revenge to add intrigue, a cute, smart little girl to add laughter, and a strong family bond to share the love. Great story.