Living a privileged life of a well to do Englishman, Devlin Robards now wants a home. Dealing in antiques through the Internet, he finds a house needing restoration in the town of Snohomish, Washington, U.S.A. KC Lynnson is a mouthy policewoman who lives next door. Even striking sparks off of each other, they work well together solving the coincidence of strange notes in her possession and notebooks found in his renovated house. Her friends introduce Devlin to the vulgarities of potlucks and back yard barbecues, while he retaliates with a taste of refinement. Feelings come to a head when KC is shot in the line of duty when a drug bust goes bad.