Vicky McCarthy's curiosity has finally got the better of her. Adopted as a baby, she is now determined to trace her birth mother. Her family wish she would leave the past alone, which is just as well: Vicky is in danger of uncovering some shocking secrets. But, hoping that the past will help her determine the future, she sets out to find the truth. And if that doesn't cause friction enough, there's trouble at work when a new face appears: Ed O'Neill, whom Vicky is convinced is being groomed for her job. The spark between them is instant - they can't stand each other. Yet it's a thin line between love and hate, and Vicky is learning that people aren't always what they seem.