David, a private detective, finds out where Shelly works and comes to see her at her store. Reluctantly, Shelly agrees to have lunch with him and hear his explanation of why he walked out of her life ten years before. David wants to reestablish a relationship with Shelly, but she wants no part of it.
When problems at the bookstore, create a need for a detective, Shelly's partner convinces her reluctantly to allow David to enter the scene in his professional capacity. The close proximity and a developing relationship between Shelly's partner and David's associate draw them closer together. A sudden crises forces Shelly and David to confront their feelings for each other and their future.