Lawyer Alice Francis leaves her life in London for a new start with Wall Street banker Jake Logan in New York. She learns quickly that Jake is a man consumed by his need to control. He loves but does so on his own terms. When Jake’s ex-girlfriend, Jessica, finds out about Jake’s relationship with Alice, Alice’s life takes a dark turn. Despite the trappings of success from a Wall Street career, Jake is a man tormented by the irrational guilt he carries from his past relationship with Jessica. Jessica is unmarried and childless with a biological clock that has all but stopped ticking, and Jake is her back-up plan. Jessica’s intent is to blackmail Jake and force him into a horrible relationship that was never meant to be. When Alice enters the picture, though, Jessica’s plans are turned upside down. Mentally unbalanced, she resorts to extreme measures. If she can’t have Jake, no one will.