Benji Rao, a hard-working welder from the Pacific Northwest, is recovering from a life-threatening and life-changing injury at a posh California resort. Trouble is, he’s miserable. His friends are worried, his panic attacks are getting worse, and the guy in the bungalow next to his is none other than Jamie Durham—the kind of neighbor who plays music loud, blows everybody’s breakers, and doesn’t care what people think of him.
But there’s more to Jamie than late nights, a huge inheritance, and a wild reputation. After endless bad press, Jamie longs for a chance to live a normal life, without the rumors and innuendo, and without his growing concern that he might be going crazy.
When Ben finds himself desperate for a date and Jamie is the only option, Jamie can’t believe his luck—a date with Ben would be as normal as it gets. But when the date doesn’t exactly go as planned, Ben and Jamie must overcome their personal demons to find their way to love.
Could two people be more miserable and self absorbed at that moment in time.
Ben, has decided, even if didn’t realize it that his life is set. Work, home, friends, done. This was before and after the accident. Just now add the panic attacks and now add the big question mark of the future to his boring life and well, that’s Ben.
Jamie, is the opposite, with his father suicide still fresh in his mind and a company he wants more than anything but some personal and public issues that may stop that from happening. He’s a mess. Drinking too much, fighting, and now running away too lick his wounds and regroup.
Ben’s friends really guide this tale. Even though the focus is Ben and Jamie. Both are so obsessed in there own worlds they would have passed like ships in the night if it wasn’t for someone having a crazy table/seating rule.
But as the days go along and we get deeper into these two, we start seeing the tendered souls that they are and the beautiful couple that they could be.
With the extra twists and turns thrown around, we are really given a great tale.