Dr Augusta Stuart has devoted her adult life to supporting the mental health of disadvantaged children. A lonely move to head a new clinic in San Antonio prompts her to realize she should do something to build her own romantic well-being too. Her foray into the widely variable world of Internet dating contradicts her hopes of finding a reasonable happy-ever-after partner, so she lets a friend set her up instead. That date, with the very contrary Callia Alexana, proves to be the most vexing of all. Their prickly debates are somehow as unexpectedly fascinating as playing with matches, and Gus is forced to consider what preconceptions she is willing to burn to find true love.