Painful scars remain on Mickey Sterling's heart and soul years after an abusive college dating relationship. Self-sufficient and confident, she does not realize how her thoughts and feelings are still filtered through that abuse. When her best friend Christopher Gordon proposes a marriage of convenience, she agrees, feeling the union will offer security and safety from future abuse. Will Mickey finally be able to confront her pain? Will she realize her need to forgive and allow God to remove her bitterness? Will she ever come to truly love Christopher as he loves her, or will her past ruin her future?