Ariel, a young up-and-coming writer, has something special in mind for Christmas this year. Instead of focusing on shopping lists and retail gifts, she’s determined to bring back the true meaning of the holiday, family. Just as she’s about to fulfill her dream of buying an idyllic cottage for her family, Ariel discovers the mysterious owner accepted two identical offers. Her competition, handsome architect Mark, has no intention of letting the cottage go. With neither backing away from the sale, it’s determined the first person to leave the property forfeits. As two strangers become unexpected roommates, they’re both willing to do whatever it takes to win. They each call in their families to come and help drive the other person out, but it quickly becomes apparent to all that Ariel and Mark may have more in common than meets the eye. With Christmas Day fast approaching, they both discover that their cozy holiday getaway isn’t the only thing that makes their heart skip a beat.