Newly arrived G.P. Tom Murray finds himself both neighbour and colleague of Nurse Nikki Gale at the same country practice. He a stranger; she a local girl who, as she shares her passion for the area, becomes increasingly fascinated by this man. But what is his secret? Why is he sometimes so distant? He seems intent on halting their growing relationship. The shocking truth? Time is short and he dare not hurt the woman he desires. A dramatic rescue and Nikki's determination - are they enough to give Tom the courage to face the future and the chance to love and be loved?