24 year old John Hale has moved to a new city to start working as a high school math teacher after breaking up with his little after two years. His new neighbor turns out to be one of his new students, 16 year old Gwen Louis. Gwen just lost her mother to a car accident and her father blames her. Her father starts drinking after his wifes death and is abusive towards gwen. Will john become her daddy and save her from her horrible nightmare of a father?