Nick Chastain is a professor of fisheries and wildlife studies at Oregon State University. He is a thrill seeker who often chooses dangerous adventures for his spare time. Samantha Winters is an accountant who calculates her every move and is deliberate in her safely constructed world. Nick is not someone she sees herself involved with, especially after watching her father die in a tragic skiing accident. When he plans a dangerous kayaking trip against her warnings, she ends the relationship. Two years later while caring for her grandmother she finds it shocking to find Nick in her grandmother’s hospital room. Now that he is back in her life, she must decide if she should take a risk at love or play it safe.