Danielle hastily makes for the resort town of Galanio after an accident in the Alps leaves her father in a coma. There, she meets the charismatic Italian doctor Carlo Rossi. She is exhausted from staying vigilantly by her father's bedside, and Carlo's kind words and gentle compassion soothe Danielle's forlorn heart, arousing warm feelings of affection for him. However, Danielle realizes there is no room in Carlo's heart for her, as it still belongs to his late wife, Karina, even now. But when Danielle injures herself after saving Carlo's only daughter, he invites her to stay with them at their lakeside mansion, thus beginning their peculiar temporary cohabitation.