Can one truly escape their past? Raped and battered by her jealous and malevolent step-brother, Miriam narrowly escapes death when she is rescued by Thomas Walters, a wealthy tycoon who migrated to Jamaica. She is given a new life and identity as his daughter, Merissa Walters, but is constantly haunted by the traumatizing events of that dismal night on the beach and finds it hard to really trust anyone to get close. Merissa meets Alex York and immediately their attraction is apparent. However, her constant mistrust leaves them entwined in a turbulent relationship. Will she ever be able to realize that what she has may be true love?