The last of the wedding dress promise girls, artist Hayley Spencer is still alone, still vulnerable, and living back on the family farm. Cash poor and land rich, she opens a Bed and Breakfast. As usual, life never unfolds as she'd imagined, and she finds herself signing a contract to cater exclusively to one very rich client and his frail father for one year.
Jaded gazillionaire Sam Morgan flies his helicopter up from the city into Laurel Valley every weekend to stay with his recovering father. The fact that his shy, tender-hearted hostess is extremely agreeable to look at has nothing to do with his eagerness to get back to the farm each week. This is all about his father, right?
Much to Hayley and Sam's surprise, a tentative working relationship – with benefits – begins to blossom. Was hope after ruin possible? Then Hayley's past bursts onto the scene, and like her paint pots, splashes garish humiliating colours across her carefully designed life plan.
To add artistic interest, Sam's past stomps everything into a depressing mud brown.
The contract Hayley and Sam signed should have come with a warning: “Dangerous Learning Curve ahead. Sign at your own peril.”