Social worker Brooklyn Quinn meets artist and gallery owner Gabriel Travers during his search for his sister, Etta, a runaway with cystic fibrosis. Since Brooklyn’s father has been missing for sixteen years, she takes a personal interest in Gabriel’s efforts. What begins as an attempt to work together in order to locate the girl turns into much more for the couple.
Gabriel and Brooklyn soon discover that they have many things in common. Both grew up in dysfunctional families, have helped to raise their younger siblings, are driven and independent, but are ultimately lonely. Gabriel has used his developing business and family obligations in order to avoid romantic commitments, while Brooklyn has shied away from relationships because of concerns that her epilepsy will discourage prospective partners. To her surprise, Gabriel doesn’t perceive Brooklyn’s epilepsy as an obstacle.
As they face challenges relating to Etta’s fate, Gabriel’s overprotectiveness, Brooklyn’s unexpected spike in seizure activity, and new revelations regarding her father and his disappearance, their love for one another will sustain them. Yet, a startling crime involving close friends will test their bond, leading them toward a future neither of them ever envisioned, one which they now desperately desire.