After a night of passion with bad boy Detroit nightclub owner Dino Cochran, Nikki Lucas finds herself young, pregnant, and deeply in love. But when she discovers that the man of her dreams is married, she is devastated and leaves Detroit without looking back.
Sixteen years later, Nikki lives in Monroe, Florida, a struggling single parent of a rebellious teenage son. She is also the owner of an equally struggling diner. Although her friends urge her to give her life to Christ, she is too steeped in bitterness over the harsh hand life has dealt her to believe that salvation will make any difference.
Dino Cochran, who suffered through his own horrors when Nikki left Detroit, arrives in town, not as the bad boy nightclub owner he used to be, but as the Christian head of the National Council of Churches. When he and Nikki meet by chance for the first time in sixteen years, Nikki's world turns upside down. Her son believed that his father was dead, and Dino never knew that he had a son, and now Nikki is terrified that both will hate her when they find out the truth.
When her son is accused of murdering the local football hero and the entire town turns against him, Nikki has no choice but to tell Dino the truth and ask for his help. She and Dino fight hard for the liberty of their son, with Dino hiring the best lawyers in the country, including a woman with more than the law on her mind. Their forced togetherness causes Nikki to not only realize God's love for her, but to experience the true depths of her love for Dino.