After her serious relationship with Mikey ends, thirty-odd year old Cynthia moves to an Essex town where she shares a rooftop terrace with neighbours from all walks of life. Prepared to heal the wounds her ex’s deceit has left her with, she makes new experiences – even those she isn’t ready for. The one constant is Danny, a stunning next-door neighbour out of her league. Getting to know each other through frequent games of chess, terrace parties and neighbourly comradery, Cynthia’s feelings for Danny become secretly more intense.
Hopeless that he would ever indulge her romantically, she dates other guys and experiences some more promising encounters than others. In her ambition to understand how her past relationship messed with her head, Cynthia is determined not to fall for anyone whose feelings for her are not genuine. While she tries to establish the ulterior motives of her suitors, her trust in Danny as her friend and neighbour gets stronger and stronger.
One night, they cross the (platonic) line and find themselves in the very predicament they have carefully tried to circumvent. Cynthia’s story is a journal about following the hunch for love and re-evaluating her instincts.