Former young offender Reef Kennedy is back in Halifax for the funeral of his mentor, Frank Colville. He has no intention of staying long — memories of Frank compete with memories of Leeza and the terrible way their relationship ended. And then there's the restraining order against him, which Leeza's mother has renewed....

Leeza, in the meantime, id feeling stifled by her mother's "concern." A first-year university student, she is kicking herself for not attending university out of town. And why can't she stop thinking about Reef, especially after all the pain he has caused her?

Despite their best efforts to stay away from each other, circumstances quickly unfold to push Reef and Leeza closer. An eager political crusader wants to shut down Reef's former group home, and will stop at nothing to get media attention, including manipulating new items about Reef. Before he leaves town, Reef must face his demons and make some tough choices or else risk losing everything he has worked for, including the only girl he has ever loved.