Knowing first hand how tough it is being a woman in a man's world, Monica has completely sworn off men and love. She isn't weak or under the misconception that she requires a man to have the life she deserves. She believes that men will only try to take care of her or bend her to their will to rid her of her independence. That is until the fateful day she meets Tarley. Tarley has been to hell and back making himself believe that he has nothing to offer a woman and wonders if he will ever find someone that would offer the type of caring relationship his friend has. Monica and Tarley develop a friendship that offers something they both need and seek - someone to care about them just as they are. Will his troubled past and her strong sense of independence keep them from attaining the ultimate contentment they both desire? "Carter the Player," as he's dubbed by his friends and neighbors is obsessed with Monica believing she's the one for him. He has tried numerous times to take her out, but she absolutely refuses his advances which makes him act even more detestable. However, a little rich girl named Zandra changes all of that when she arrives in Colvin to help her best friend get ready for her wedding. Zandra is running away from a fully controlled lonely life in Charlotte and finds the people and opportunities in Colvin to be just what she's been looking for . As the new pretty face arrives, Carter realizes he is done being the bad boy and transitions into Zandra's "knight in shining armor" striking up a friendship that neither of them expected. But can their friendship progress into something more or will she always be the damsel in distress? The lives of these four have been drastically changed when they all are drawn to Colvin by their friends. As they make lasting friendships and find new people to call their family, they may just find the pieces that have been missing and realize they are ready for love.