Marie Vanders led a dull existence, involving an apartment in the slums, a cat for a therapist, and a mountain of educational debt. After a long work week, all that she wanted was a quick sugar fix. What she found instead was a self-assured stranger who manages to smooth talk the sharp-tongued singleton into a night away from her "selectively xenophobic" life.
An unexpected accident turns a one night stand into a temporary roommate, and what follows is a series of events that forces Marie to reassess her misanthropic tendencies and her complicated past with the family that abandoned her six years ago. Along the way, she will discover the power of honesty, forgiveness, and the willingness to create her own chance at happiness.