Zayn Malik lost everything when One Direction split. His fame, his fans, and his brothers. It's six years later and Zayn is still hiding the pain. Working as a London English teacher, he spends the weekends in the bar below his flat. Broken and alone, he's reached rock bottom, the last place anyone thought he'd go.
Kara McKenna wants to forget the turmoil from six years ago. Fresh out of Medical School in the United States, she's still in social exile from the media scandal surrounding her teenage pregnancy. Faced with the choice of social ostrasizment or the job of a lifetime in London, she whisks her daughter Alice away on the first international flight out of California.
Little did Kara know that her teenage idol would be living in the apartment downstairs. She's wary of Zayn's drunken antics. He sees something different in her, a spark of light he hasn't been able to find anywhere else in the darkness that he lives in. Together, they could save each other. Apart, they may not have the strength to hold on to what's theirs.