Ecologist Robin Carson has never had a lasting relationship, preferring to spend her time building up her Eco-landscaping business with her colleague and long-standing best friend James.
A meeting with a new client from York proves interesting when she is introduced to her client’s new assistant. Enter the beautiful but fiery blonde Jamie Buxton. When Robin and her small team begin surveying the estate, she crosses swords with Jamie resulting in a heated argument requiring an evening in the pub to bury the hatchet. Jamie manages to sweet talk Robin into letting her join her on a night walk on the estate which turns eventful, and leads to an offer of a home cooked meal, all within the first week of surveying the estate.
The attraction develops for both of them after only a few meetings, forcing Robin to rethink her previous and favoured no strings relationships of the past. Robin soon realises that she wants what everyone else seems to have, a loving long term relationship. After only seven months together, Robin’s life is transformed she is prepared to make the ultimate commitment, until she is prevented by an untimely event that could end it all too soon.
Robin is determined to return to work sixteen months after surviving a near fatal car accident that left her in a coma for twelve days robbing her of the last nine months of her memory. Still suffering haunting dreams cantered around a blonde woman with piercing blue eyes she develops vague recollections that they were aquatinted in some way.
Gaining employment as a seasonal landscape worker in Ashill-on-Sea in Suffolk, a place she is confident she has ties with but is unable to draw out the memory. A chance meeting with an attractive blonde in a car park serves only to confirm Robin’s suspicions, the woman’s stunned reaction at seeing her fills her with fear and elation at the same time as she watches the woman flee the scene.
Unknown to Robin, Jamie’s life was turned upside down even before her terrible accident. Robin struggles to take in the news of their past, she is angry at Jamie for walking away and anyone else that was complicit in the lie. Can they find it in themselves to rebuild their relationship and begin a new chapter?