Tess, a hot-headed, tutu-wearing maid from New York City, gets a job working for a rich and powerful Virginian family who come from old money. When the family's devilishly handsome and business-minded son, Cole, returns home to the ranch to visit for a few weeks, he meets Tess and they begin a whirlwind romance. Then, without warning, Cole's mother fires Tess on Cole's instructions. Heartbroken, Tess moves back to New York City, only to discovers she's pregnant. She vows to hide the baby from Cole and makes a new life for herself in NYC. Meanwhile, a terrible horse-riding accident leaves Cole barren. A chance meeting between Tess and Cole's mother threatens to uncover the secret of the hidden baby, and she may find out how Cole reacts to the heir he no longer thought possible sooner than she'd like.