Carmen Larson is a privledged Soho girl. Her life is perfect, her friends are real, her apartment is fabulous, her lack of longterm love was just how she liked it. Her family life was a little dissfunctional, though, she didn't mind she made a second family with her friends. There's only one problem, Carmen is diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma; she has six months to live. Barney Stinson is a player. He only cares about one thing and then he's done and on to another subject of interest. Which is okay because that's what Carmen and Barney have in common. Love is a dreaded word for both of them. But what will happen when they start to feel it? And what will happen when Carmen's condition threatens to come between?