Meredith Townsend is a wedding planner who loves to give other people their very own slice of "Happily Ever After". Married to the man of her dreams, with plans to buy a house and start their own family, and with a best friend who keeps her in a steady supply of freshly-baked cakes, life is perfect. But, as a handsome stranger will explain to her, all marriages end in tears, one way or another. For Meredith, they're tears of grief, when she becomes a widow at the age of thirty-two.
Smothered by overbearing parents and a close-knit group of friends who try to wrap her up in cotton wool, Meredith struggles to cope with life after Rhys. She can't eat, she can't smile, and she can't bear being surrounded by excitable brides. She's drowning, and she needs someone to save her.
Jude Jackson is going through a messy divorce. He's a cynical wedding photographer who catches Meredith's grief on camera. A virtual stranger, he sees her tears as inevitable, but beautiful. Their instant chemistry could be just the lifeline Meredith needs.
But how soon is "too soon" to start dating again? For Meredith and for Jude? Does she really want this serious, complicated man in her life, or is she just desperate not to be alone?