When Noel flies from Sydney, Australia all the way to Chicago to see her boyfriend, Peter, she is shocked and heartbroken when she discovers that he has a fiancé. She is distraught but is determined not to let a man like Peter get in the way of her happiness. She takes a job as a coffee shop barista and reunites with the man she met on the plane, Dawson. The man had comforted her during the landing because she was such a nervous flier. Soon she discovers that in her heartbreak she will find something better—true love and a man strong enough to withstand any turbulence.