Deirdre is almost 40, estranged from her teenaged daughter, and determined not to feel sorry for herself. She does the best she can with the cards life has dealt her, and she's dreaming of another island wedding...but it certainly can't happen with the widowed chief of police.
Deirdre Bernard has a restraining order against her, because her daughter lied about everything. She's moved across the island to Getaway Bay, where she's trying to rebuild her life one day at a time.
Wyatt Gardner has been a widower for years now. He's tired of the political games and constant pressure of his job as police chief, and with his daughter happily married, he thinks it's time to start dating again. When he runs into Deirdre leaving the Sandy Singles event, he decides to be brave and ask her out.
And...she says no.
Deirdre doesn't think it's smart to date the chief of police. Though she's not violent and her daughter was never in any danger, the protective order is still there. And she doesn't want to tell Wyatt about it. Better to just steer clear of the man, even if he does make her heartstrings vibrate.
She can say no to him, but Deirdre can't say no to her boss when she's assigned to plan the year-end celebration at the police station. And who will she need to coordinate with the most? Wyatt Gardner. As they spend more and more time together, Deirdre finds her resolve to keep her family secrets waning.
Can Wyatt and Deirdre find a way through their past heartaches to their very own island wedding?