How do you impress your boss when he refuses to take notice of you? For Melissa Hewitt this is a problem, but it isn’t her only problem. She also suffers from disturbing dreams of being chased through the Canadian Rockies by a huge, black panther.

But things are about to change. Lee Garrett, Melissa’s boss, is finally giving her more responsibility, and their friendship seems to have picked up where it was left off nearly six years ago. Her dreams haven’t gone away, but not are they quite as terrifying as they used to be. But what Melissa doesn’t know is that Lee Garrett has a secret. Something he’ll keep hidden at any cost, even the cost of his own happiness. Can he learn to see the good in himself and allow himself to love, and be loved?