Micky O'Neill and Dan Peters now live in Wales, bringing up Micky's disabled little brother away from small-minded Heathwood and close to Micky's deceased mother's family.
Things are fine...until Dan begins his dream career as an English teacher at the local school and Micky, main carer to Flynn, is isolated in a village that only serves to remind him of his mother's absence.
With Flynn's health deteriorating and his needs becoming more complex, everything is tested to its limits and Dan seeks solace in a friendship with a fellow teacher, sending Micky into further turmoil.
After an accusation is levelled against Micky and it seems he's slipping back into his old ways, he and Dan are torn asunder. To repair the rift, both have to accept responsibility- for life.
This is the third and final book in the Responsible Adult series.