Professor Caren Michelson, single mother of two, has a broken heart from her painful divorce. Having felt she failed at marriage, home and family, she immerses herself in work and her children. New dean, Dr. Chance Matthews is no stranger to pain himself after losing his young wife and unborn daughter in a car accident. Both, battered and bruised by loss, face a crucial choice when they each win a trip to Hawaii and meet. Can they cast the pain aside to find love again in each other’s arms or will they retreat into the safety and security of work? Can the heat of the tropical isles kindle a romance between them? Can they survive a second chance at love or are they dead in the water?