Nicole Thomas runs her antique store as she runs her life - risk-free. She's determined to protect her grandmother and sister, even if it means her own desires must go unanswered. Her father died pursuing dangerous thrills, and she'll never abandon those in her care as he abandoned her. Andrew "Ace" Conners returns to Reliance, Montana, to settle the affairs of Aunt Millie - the woman who should have rescued him eighteen years ago following the death of his alcoholic mother. Ace knows the love of family is not for him, but Nicole determines to unlock his heart. He can't help falling in love with the dynamic, compassionate woman, and yet he knows his life is full of risks - risks Nicole can't bear to take. Could their hearts be crying out for the very thing they fear most?