Amber Reyes gave up her only serious love relationship to take her dream job as principal of the elementary school in Destiny, California, her beloved hometown. Two years later, Amber has her days full, but her evenings empty. She yearns to marry and have a family, but the lack of eligible men leaves her questioning if she made a mistake coming home.
Devastated by his ex-wife’s volatile life and tragic death, Max Burnett moves his grief-stricken six-year-old twins, Kate and Will, to Destiny, hoping that the town of his youth can offer a positive change. Believing himself too damaged to love or be loved, Max doesn’t think he’ll ever meet a woman who could be his partner in life and a mother to his kids.
As the principal of Kate and Will’s school, Amber takes on the delicate challenge of helping the troubled children adjust but dealing with Max is a completely different matter. Their initial sparring leads to a powerful attraction between them. But, as Max and Amber’s feelings deepen, so does the turmoil surrounding the kids. How can Amber and Max heal the wounds of the past to allow them a positive future?