Layla Hilding is smack-dab in the middle of a difficult season. Thirty-five, newly divorced, she discovers that the independence she values sometimes feels a little like loneliness. Struggling to break free from the past, she ruminates on her glory days as the lead singer in a popular bar band and her ten-year marriage to a man who never put her first.
Then there’s Josh, the single dad whose daughter attends the elementary school where Layla teaches music. Newly separated from his soon-to-be-ex-wife, he’s still processing the end of his twenty-year marriage to his high school sweetheart. He chats with Layla every morning as he walks his daughter into school, and he thinks they might have a lot in common.
Equally cautious and confused about dating in a world that favors apps over meeting organically, Layla and Josh decide to be friends with the potential for something more. Sounds sensible, practical and way too simple—because when two people are on the rebound it’s way too easy to get burned.