Three weeks away from her usual world. Three weeks that would change her life. Sitting in a Vermont jury room, Abby Barnes finds herself actually hoping to be chosen. The trial is a sensational headline-grabber, and the thought of being sequestered for a few weeks is appealing. The time away from a relationship that fails to excite her will give her a chance to think...and to make a long-overdue decision.
Then she meets fellow juror Ben Wyeth, a witty and charming college professor who shows Abby just what's been missing from her life. But although they share gruelling days of grisly testimony and long nights of passion, there is a part of Ben that he can never share with Abby, or any other woman. Just as the fate of an accused man lies in the balance, so too does Abby's, as she decides whether what Ben can give is enough...enough to last her a lifetime.