Sergeant Samantha Brown moves from New York City to small town America to start what she hopes will be a new life. She and her nieces, nine-year-old Beatrice (Bea Bee) and three-quarters grown twelve-year-old Antonia, leave the big city they've known all their lives to start fresh after Samantha's older sister dies suddenly of a brain aneurysm In Potterville, Sheriff Elizabeth is returning from eight months of family leave taken after her twin sons died in a school bus accident. As part of her trauma recovery, she advertises her sons' things for sale, beginning with their beds. Samantha answers her ad, thinking the beds would be perfect for her nieces. When she arrives two hours late to Elizabeth's home, she finds a quiet, sad woman that she tries to cheer up. One thing leads to another and she fixes Elizabeth lunch. Lunch leads to conversation. Conversation leads to the bedroom and a delightful reaffirmation of desirability for Elizabeth and Samantha.Fate shows its ironic side. The following Monday, Elizabeth's first day back to work is also Samantha's first day on the same job. They discover their official roles when Elizabeth greets her newest employee during a typical new employee meet the boss interview. This is new ground for both women. How are they supposed to act? On the job, can they acknowledge each other as supervisor-employee, sheriff and sergeant, and nothing more? Outside of the job, should they continue to see each other or end the relationship?