Despite the challenges, Charlotte believes she's found balance nurturing her daughter and pursuing a challenging, and sometimes heart-wrenching, career as a victims' advocate, never acknowledging that she, too, is a victim.
All that changes when she runs into Gregg Wyte, her first love, on a homecoming/visitation weekend to Albion College with her daughter. Gregg is as surprised to see Charlotte as she is to see him, but while she's dismayed, he's delighted. Gregg is determined to prove he's not the selfish, indiscreet bastard he was in college. But Charlotte's been hurt so many times by cruel words and deeds she's doing her best to prove she's no one's doormat. Then, just when Gregg seems to be making inroads to her heart, a secret from her husband's past comes to light. As if that's not enough, Gregg's been hiding his own secret and when Charlotte finds out, it threatens to shatter their world.