Paul Blakely is rude, obnoxious and hell bent on spending the rest of his life alone and miserable. It’s what he deserves after the way he treated his ex-girlfriend. But when Stacey Michaels talks her way into his car on a trip to the city, she doesnt give him a chance to say no.Bouncy, chatty, happy Stacey Michaels can’t stand being depressed. Even more, she can’t stand other people being depressed and she sees it as her mission in life to help people be happy. So when she notices Paul struggling in broody silence night after night in the pub, she can’t help but stick her nose into his business. They’re friends after all, and that’s what friends do.The more time they spend together, the more Stacey realises there are sides to Paul she never even imagined. Combating seriousness with whimsy, she slowly begins to crack the rigid shell of his misery, only to discover that her own insecurities might be the greater barrier to their happiness.