Love blossoms in one of the world's most pristine-and tragic-locations Libby Bass works as an expert in whale and dolphin communication in the coastal waters surrounding the Milford Sound in New Zealand, known to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. It's the ideal situation for Libby: She can practice what she loves while her daughter grows up in one of the lushest locations imaginable. When Libby meets the haunted and handsome John-Cody Gibbs, she's taken aback by his inherent understanding of the natural world. But despite his picturesque surroundings, John-Cody is trapped by his depression over the death of his wife, Mahina. As he and Libby grow closer, a long-buried secret from John-Cody's past resurfaces and threatens to tear them apart forever.