Every morning, Nick Travers wakes up and automatically wishes he hadn't. Between working as a mechanic at his grandfather's auto body shop, being the lead guitarist in his garage band, and trying to get his ex girlfriend to leave him alone (which is not easy when she's your band's lead singer) though, he has enough to fill his days and not dwell in the past. But he does. His mother abandoned him when he was 6, but he never tells anyone because he doesn't want pity. Yet he still harbors a resentment that bleeds into everything he does. As a result, he doesn’t respect or trust women and won’t let anyone get close to him. They're just going to walk away eventually.
Then he meets Kat Hamilton, and she throws his entire world on its side. For the first time in years, he's feeling those buried emotions. She's walking right through the walls he so meticulously built, and he can't get his mind to think of anything else. He’s never wanted to be a better person; especially for someone else. There's only one problem: that someone else is dating his roommate.
But they can still be friends, right?