Abby Summers returns to her hometown to spend Christmas with her mother and grandparents. Amazingly, her mother actually stuck around until the afternoon of Christmas day, until her customary restlessness sent her off in quest of greener pastures. Unfortunately, this time Larissa got in the car with the wrong man, and an accident claimed her life. Following the funeral, Abby found herself at the park, contemplating her mother's wild life choices. There she encounters her childhood sweetheart, Jack Randall.
Jack had been the star quarterback of the high school football team and son of the wealthy Randall family. Four years after the death of his wife, he finds himself in the park reflecting on his looses. But those looses are at last put aside when he sees Abby.
Jack later attempts to make things right lead to a "pretend" engagement and the opening of hearts in this delightful romance.