Juliette Lewis is a business executive for a small chain of clothing stores based in Las Vegas. She is hard-working, ambitious, and enjoys her work. Juliette is also a widow with ambivalent feelings about her direction in life. She takes a short hiking vacation to get some solitude and reflect on her future. There, where she least expects it, she meets a man who seems to mesh with her in every way. Some people in her life will stop at thing to keep them apart. Ultimately, their relationship is jeopardized by the differences in their philosophies of life. Nicholas Scott lives for his stretches of intense, fascinating work-he is a research programmer for Microsoft. He also lives for the vacations between those stretches. During one of these vacations, he meets a woman whose beauty makes him catch his breath, and whose range of interests and sense of humor complement his own to a tee. Before he can even declare his interest, she disappears. After an extensive search he finds her, and vows that thing will come between them again. However, ironically, Nicholas' own views threaten to drive Juliette away. He must find a way to reassure Juliette of his worth-in the face of a society that thinks otherwise.