Walker Buchanan of the famous restaurant Buchanan's has returned home from the Marines. Years ago Walker joined the military to escape personal tragedy, upset his Grandmother. Now he has found that he doesn't want to stay in the military as he feels he has lost his edge. But, returning home he has 1 last mission he must complete. He wants to find and deliver a letter and message from the young soldier who died taking a bullet that Walker feels was meant for him. Once he has done this he will work on what is next in his life. One thing he is sure about is that he doesn't need a woman in his life. He hasn't since he secretly lost his first love to breast cancer.
Elissa Towers is a single mother of 5 yr old ZoŽ, and doing all she can to support her daughter and keep her whereabouts secret from ZoŽ's father. She has also sworn off dating until ZoŽ turns 18, so she only has 13 more years to go. But, she can't help noticing that her hunky new neighbor definitely makes her thoughts not so impure. She is thankful when he changes her tire one morning and invites him to dinner. While Elissa and Walker plan to just be friends they are continually thrown together by neighbors and his family. Soon they are very friendly and listening to each others wishes and concerns, which also strengthens their bond, and starts to turn into more than just friends.
When Walker's Grandmother threatens Elissa with being a gold digger and she shuts down her friendship with Walker and disappears for a few days he is devastated. Walker catches wind of the fact that the sudden disappearance might have been caused by his Grandmother and goes to confront her. His Grandmother has a heart attack and Walker winds up working as CEO for the Buchanan restaurant chain much to his unhappy surprise. At this same time Elissa has moved back into her apartment add after Walker makes a bit of peace with her things return to a strained normal. That is until ZoŽ's father suddenly shows up and threatens Elissa and even attacks her.
This report prepared by Tanya