Julia Kelley's abusive husband has been murdered and she's afraid she might be next. Penniless, she hits the road with her six-year-old daughter, only to have her car break down in the middle of a small town. But her bad luck turns when a handsome mechanic, Carson Webber, comes to her rescue. Carson suspects that there is more troubling Julia than her car and he knows he could help her, if only she wasn't in such a hurry to leave. He is also convinced that a little bit of stalling as he tenderly repairs her car will give him enough time to win her trust...and love.