Mabel is a cop who has started working for internal affairs and is assigned to a new partner who is being investigated. Mabel has loved Hayden her whole life. Sharing families ensured they spent time together when they were young.
Hayden is a doctor working in Africa, when he returns Mabel and Hayden run into each other again and love blooms. After Mabel makes a rookie mistake, she has to go into hiding and everyone believes she's dead.
When everything comes to a head and Hayden finds out Mabel is alive, after having grieved for her, he decides he can't be with her and goes back to Africa. Weeks later he realises she is what he wants and comes back to claim her.