Mia is lucky enough to be dating the hottest guy in school. Now, if she could just get her home life in order. She hatches a plan to get her hopelessly scruffy father, Brandt, interested in their new neighbor, Ashley. Not only is Ashley pretty cool, but Mia’s dad has to be lonely, and anything to distract him from grilling Mia about her life is a good thing.
Twenty-five-year-old Ashley wants nothing more than to focus on her new career as an attorney. Romantic relationships are not part of the plan. No matter how perfect Brandt may seem, her past tells her that men aren’t to be trusted.
As Mia and Ashley spend more time together—Mia jumping headfirst into a too-adult relationship, and Ashley running away from a tamer version of the same thing—they begin to bond over their shared history of parental abuse. Ashley’s father. Mia’s mother.
While Ashley begins to let her guard down with Brandt, Mia’s relationship is speeding into new territory. And when Ashley opens a file at work, she learns that Mia’s home situation was a lot more dramatic than she let on. There’s suddenly a lot to overcome for both girls if they’re going to have the happily ever after that Mia imagined.