Jess Morgan is back To Destiny Falls. She has been away for nine years. She is back home to help her mom deal with her grief of loosing her second husband. Jess and her step father were not close. In fact, he was one of the reasons she stayed away for so many years. Some of the blame can be given to Jess's mom who let him get away with it.
Jess didn't want to come back to Destiny Falls since she still has horrible memories of this place. She lost her dad and her boyfriend in a logging accident. But she knows she has to be there for her mom. Her best friend Molly should be waiting for her at the airport but instead Molly's sent her cousin, Adam Wright, who she had a crush on when she was fourteen.
When Adam sees Jess again he makes some wrong assumptions but with time his views change. He wants more from Jess. He wants a commitment. But is Jess ready for it?