Twenty-nine-year-old Cara Jones has been a weakling all her life. Slight of build and terrible at sports, she was virtually invisible as a youngster, and later abandoned by an uncaring ex-husband. Alone and with a young child to care for, government aid helps her to earn a college degree and finally take charge of her life. In the small bedroom community of Beauville, she finds the two things she needs—a respectable job and a safe place to raise her son, Dawson.
But when Cara meets Dawson’s new martial arts instructor, the handsome sensei Bryan Villeneuve, she gets much much more than she bargained for.