Sally Jackson believes that love has passed her by. In her late forties, she dedicates all her time to teaching English to high school students. When the only man she’s ever loved comes into her classroom to plead with her to help his niece, all of the old feelings come rushing back.
When Jay Graber realizes the teacher his niece is upset about is the woman he once asked to marry him, he wants to run. Again. She’s been on his mind for more than twenty years, and he’s not sure he’s ready to face her. It doesn’t take long for him to realize that he needs to have her in his life, no matter what the consequences could be. Can he convince her he’ll never leave again? Or will they both give up on love forever?