A broken-hearted Jess tries to rebuild her life without Theo but he will not let her forget him.
After Josh and Camilla's murders, Jules sells a story on 'Theo Storm's New Love — Her
Dirty Little Secret' painting Jess an as gold-digging hysteric, a humiliated Jess begins to lose hope that she can ever escape him.
Theo, despite their break up, comes to her immediately and Jess realizes he only wants to protect her.
They reunite and Jess falls ever deeper in love with him. After the attack in the papers,
Jess is confused when Jules appears to release her financially from his control but
Theo and Max warn her that he must have an ulterior motive and not to trust it.
Theo proposes to Jess and he finally introduces her to his family and they embrace Jess as one of their own.
Theo and Jess start to plan their wedding and build their future together when Theo takes her to his beautiful lodge on Whidbey Island.
That happiness is shattered though when a discredited and raging Jules brutally attacks and stabs
Jess and Theo is heartbroken when he finds her in a pool of blood and barely clinging to life.