Volunteer fireman Taylor McAden has always been a risk-taker. But one risk he seems unable to take is to let any woman into his heart. Until he meets Denise Holden. The single mother and Kyle, her young, severely disabled son, are new arrivals in the small town of Edenton, North Carolina. When a near fatal car crash brings Denise and Taylor together, it awakens in them feelings that have long been dormant. However, before Taylor can welcome Denise and Kyle into his life, he must confront his past so that he can take a chance on the future.