She was doing her duty. Now he'll do his. While investigating a local murder, Kelly Shannon, an officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, is forced to kill in the line of duty. Afterward she feels the terrible responsibility of having taken a human life. Especially in this case, where she's killed the father of two young children. Because the children's mother falls apart after her husband's death, his brother, Mick Mizzoni, steps in. But juggling the demands of his job with the needs of a three-year-old and a five-year-old is difficult. Kelly feels that the only way she can cope with her guilt is by helping these children. So she makes Mick an offer.an offer he can't refuse. The real problems begin when Kelly starts falling in love with Mick.