Elizabeth Hastings is shocked when a most gallant endeavor is bestowed upon her merely to save her shoes. She finds herself in the arms of a handsome stranger, Evan Blackwell. However, she has vowed to never love again and since she believes their paths will not cross a second time, she sees no harm in dreaming of him. But when she inherits a cottage in poor condition, Blackwell, the carpenter, is there to renovate. While he restores her home, can he restore her trust? And what about the secrets he keeps?