Tera O'Shaughssey has her future planned out. She will finish her graduate program, audition for and capture the coveted, ideal job all of her classmates want. That is until she comes across her newest tenant--handsome attorney, Michael Crawford who moves in and breaks all the rules, including giving illegal parties and entreating on her heart. Mike has moved out of the house he shared with his wife of ten years, having been "kicked to the curb" as his cousin Drew so eloquently put it. His wife's obsession for a child that was not to be was the wedge that drove them apart. When Drew suggests a party, Mike is only too eager to get back into the swing of things. But he hadn't counted on his tall, beautiful landlady with the cool, shy demeanor. He is immediately drawn to her and wants to protect her. Terra wants to play it safe.