When Ally comes back to London to live with her mother after seven years, she expects things to be exactly the same as she left them. But nothing is the same anymore. Her friends have changed, her long time crush and neighbor has transformed into a different person whom she is unable to recognize anymore, and there are new players in the game. Despite all the differences, the feeling of home comes from a stranger; Derrick Carson, owner of cafe Expresso and her new boss, he's known as the 'boy with the scowl'. It's impossible for Ally to deny the connection she feels with Derrick, but the moment things start to look good, past intervenes and strips them apart, making Ally realize that after all, life is not a fairy tale.