Alex McGregor and Doug Hawkins meet under less than perfect conditions; her first sight of him is seeing him with the woman her husband cheated with, ending their marriage. Yet, it is a beginning, and the two get closer after a mysterious fire kills Alex's ex husband and the cabin he was in at the time. Life continues to get her Doug and Alex's way, making romance something both want, but a secondary consideration. However, good things come to those who wait.
Sometimes, it feels like the main plot gets lost in the details of this meandering novel. Both Doug and Alex are scarred souls contending with things that re-open old wounds constantly. However, the story has a realism that many will find appealing.