A failed engagement and a partnership in a new e-learning firm have led thirty-six-year-old Chaney Braxton from New York to Washington, D.C. Orphaned as a child, and now betrayed by her fiancé, Chaney’s through dealing with things that die, leave—or wilt. In fact, she’s got a new mantra: No plants, no pets, no penises. When Chaney meets half black, half Korean veterinarian Devin Rhym, she can’t help being impressed with his knowledge and his soothing demeanor—not to mention his exotic good looks. At the same time, Chaney doesn’t see herself taking on a twenty-eight-year-old “tadpole.” She reminds herself that there are other, more age-appropriate fish in the sea. Or so she thinks… As Chaney and Devin embark on a relationship, other areas of their lives start to unravel. From family drama, career trouble, and some heart wrenching losses—to an unplanned surprise neither had bargained for—the unlikely lovers are forced to find solutions while finding each other. In the process, they may just find themselves.