Desperate to free herself from a loveless marriage, Bailee escapes her abusive husband to seek out the help of Nick Travis, a disturbingly handsome attorney who takes one look at her battered face and vows to do whatever it takes to protect her. It should have been an open and shut case except for a few minor problems; Bailee Stratton is the Commissioners wife, Nick is hopelessly in love with her, and Raymond Stratton would rather see his wife dead than with another man.