When Tim meets Maryann at a Catholic mixer, it's a match made in heaven. But while the future looks bright, a dark cloud gathers on the horizon: the shadow of Tim's ex-wife. Despite the best intentions, everyone knows that raising a family can be murder.
High-school sweethearts Linda and Derrick Yancey are now sheriff's deputies with the perfect marriage. But a closer look beyond the nice house and perfect lawn reveals a shocking tale of good cop-bad cop that can only end in a fugitive on the run.
Marc and Michelle's teenage romance is fast and serious. But these spring chickens have a hard time crawling out of their respective parents' nests—and their family ties get caught in a tug of war the binds will snap and break.
Tom and Lynette's love story spans decades from grade school to a posh house with a pool. But dark secrets from the bedroom bleed out onto other aspects of the marriage and a dangerous obsession rips their romance into pieces.
Julie and Keith's relationship stands the test of time. But after 35 years together, a profound restlessness seeps into their union's foundation. As these lifelong partners pursue very private adventures, their once fiery love is reduced to ash.
Luther is a minister's son who falls hard for a pastor's daughter, Anita. With love and faith, they make it work until the work runs out. And the crushing blow of failure turns heaven-on-earth into a bloody hell.
Ed is a retired pilot whose sense of adventure is reawakened by a seaside encounter with the much-younger Denise. The couple sets up an idyllic life on a boat in a Florida marina until a sudden change in fortune rocks the couple's romantic seas forever.
Eric gives up the Marines to follow his dream as a baker, and believes he's found the sweetest confection possible when he falls for Constance on a blind date. These foodies indulge in the good life until a seven-year itch is scratched by murder.
Carli wants to be a cop but, instead, marries one. And Jeff takes his role as protector a little more seriously than fun-loving Carli can handle. Her attempts to break free from the confines of wedlock sets off a chain of deadly events.
California beauty Pegye meets ace volleyball player Eric on the pristine sands of Newport Beach. With good looks and success, they look like they've got it all—but hedonism comes at a price, and living the dream quickly becomes a waking nightmare.
Janice thinks Brett is a good, old-fashioned country boy who just needs a woman's touch. Brett thinks she's the ideal woman to turn his country house into a home. As family tragedies mount, their dream of a perfect life together soon goes up in flames.
While mourning the death of his wife, Julian falls hard for his much-younger coworker Teresa. For a time, her spunk lifts him out of to his sorrows until a sordid affair plunges him even deeper into the abyss.