Jake Hudson is a devoted single father with an icy exterior, who is still grieving the death of his wife, but is managing as well as he can for his two year old son, Charlie. Jake is the CEO of Miles Enterprises, which a successful marketing firm. This job manages to provide him and his son with a more than average lifestyle. Their more than average lifestyle includes, a beautifully landscaped house, a top of the range car and it allows them to live safe, cookie-cutter neighborhood, in which Jake hopes Charlie can grow up in happily and healthily.
Amelia Hunter is an empathetic elementary school teacher with a dark past, of which nobody knows. She is passionate about working with kids. But, passion doesn't always generate the best source of income in her case. She lives pay check to pay check but wouldn't give up her job for anything in the world. With her pay check to pay check lifestyle, she can afford to live in a studio apartment which is located in a less than ideal area which most would consider dangerous and run down. Upon receiving the news that the mother of one of her brightest students, Charlie, has passed away, she is heartbroken and tries to help in any way she can, be it big or small.
When Amelia receives a call from Jake's receptionist informing her that he will be late to collect Charlie, she is more than happy to stay back with him until his father arrives. She leaps at the opportunity to try and ease Charlie's pain a bit by making him smile and laugh. As soon as Jake arrives, Amelia is instantly drawn to his dominant presence and icy exterior. She notices right there and then that his cold exterior melts for his son, and only for his son, as when he returns to speak to her, the cold exterior builds back up and there is no way to break it back down. Or so she thinks.
Will Amelia be able to melt down Jake's icy demeanor by offering him a safe haven in her or will he be too hard for her to crack?