Since her husband's death, Jill Moncreiff has lived alone in a small, coastal Maine town, pursuing her career as an artist. She cherishes her simple, uncomplicated life, surrounded by a few close friends, and she doesn't want anything to change. But her best friend is in trouble and needs legal advice. And that counsel comes in the form of the best lawyer Jill can find. Peter Hathaway is big city, big name and big money -- everything Jill rejected years ago. She knows she needs his help, but she isn't prepared to like him. Nor does she expect to start imagining a new kind of life....one filled with desire, family, and love.