Celebrity plastic surgeon, Brett d'Angelo, loves DC mover and shaker, Gaelen Foley, but after five years of messing around, he's ready to take the next step. Gaelen cherishes her exclusive relationship with Brett, but she isn't willing to go farther, , afraid that if they invade each other's private space, they'll lose the magic. 

If Brett is to persuade her they won't fall into the miserable traps she witnessed her parents and sister fall into, he has to do something drastic, so he takes her not to the Bahamas for their two-week, shared vacation, but to his Alexandria townhouse, determined to show her not all commitments have to lead down roads to lifelong misery.