The course of true love has never been so rocky!
Dr Alexander Jacobs has two big problems: his girlfriend has dumped him for his boss and he's back home living with his parents. Stuck with a creative writing course entirely populated by vampire-obsessed hacks, Xan's cup of misery overflows when his editor demands he follow up on his first critically-acclaimed novel with a second. Fate and his family intervene, and Xan finds himself saddled with a part-time job as a book buyer for the bookshop of a family friend, where Xan meets the owner's grand-daughter, Callisto Fielding.
Calli has problems of her own, recovering from the double humiliation of being dumped by her boyfriend for his boss's daughter, and of being downsized from her office job. At first Calli is only interested in settling back into her carpentry and the familiar surroundings of the bookshop. There, she and Xan gradually settle into an tentative companionship, but storm clouds are gathering in the shape of their respective exes. When a traumatic accident occurs at the bookshop, it looks as though Calli and Xan will part for good.
But can they find their way back into love?