Leah Vaughn (Sanaa Lathan), 36, is a successful lobbyist with a longtime boyfriend Dave (Morris Chestnut). She decides it's time to take the next step in her life -- get married and start a family. Dave isn't sure he's ready, which inevitably leads to a breakup.
Leah keeps bumping into the charming Carter Duncan (Michael Ealy) and they begin a relationship. Leah thinks she may have found the perfect guy, but she soon realizes Carter's protective nature and jealousy indicate something more sinister when he begins to get violent.