Simon McBain forgot his promise not to endanger another innocent. He’s taken the high ground with Jordan Tate, keeping their relationship platonic because Simon is hiding in the town of Battleford, far from Chicago where it all went wrong. As a paramedic-firefighter in the Windy City, he couldn’t save a battered woman. The husband, John Williamson, blames him, despite causing her injuries, and exacts revenge. When the family home is burned to the ground, along with the family pet, his sister’s fiancee kidnapped and beaten, and his mother assaulted, the family relocates to Battleford. Simon then gives into temptation and seduces Jordan. Worried Williamson will find him and target her next, he breaks things off, leading Jordan to believe he regrets their liaison. Jordan, heartbroken, finds out the truth, and comes up with a plan to keep Simon and deal with Williamson. Now it’s up to Simon to accept, or break both their hearts forever.