Brooks Benson is bored, stuck and miserable. When both his parents were unable to continue running the variety store, he dropped out of college and came back home to help. It's been almost two years and he's tired of making pizzas and selling scratch tickets to the locals of Hope Harbor, Maine. But as the second oldest Benson brother, he's the one that stepped up. Now all he can see is a gray future in front of him.
Remington “Remi” Wright is disappointed, frustrated, and out of options. After dropping out of college and trying to make a go of it in New York, she's forced to come back home to live with her parents in Hope Harbor. Totally humiliating. Things are looking pretty grim until she starts baking again and runs into Brooks when she visits Benson Variety to ask if they'll sell her whoopie pies, cakes, and cookies. What was once a high school crush is now something much more mature that hits both of them like a ton of bricks.
Brooks is game, as long as they keep things physical which is just fine with Remi. She's not planning on sticking around Hope Harbor forever, and Brooks is definitely a lifer. They're just to different to ever build something that could last.
Life rarely goes according to plan and what starts as just sex soon turns into something that splashes color into their once drab lives. For the first time, they find peace and security in one another. But will it last? Or will everything crumble into pieces leaving them with nothing?