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 give out in the middle of a small town. Julia's sure her luck has turned from bad to worse - until handsome mechanic Carson Webber comes to her rescue. Carson suspects that a broken-down car is the least of Julia's problems, and he knows he could help her with whatever is troubling her - if she wasn't in such a hurry to leave. He's also convinced that with a little bit of stalling as he repairs her car - and a whole lot of tenderness - he just might find a way to win her trust - and her love.