Erica Stanford's chic bath and body care boutique caters to some of Washington, D.C.'s most sophisticated clientele. But success has come at the price of having a meaningful relationship. Jerome Kimbrough is working-class - a city sanitation worker with big dreams. Once a teenage thug from a tough housing estate, he hauls rubbish by day, then works at creating his own construction company. When Erica and Jerome meet on jury duty, sparks fly in and out of the courtroom. Will their love endure the tests that life has in store for them?