Pete Dizinoff has spent years working toward a life that would be, by all measures, deemed successful. A skilled internist, he's built a thriving practice in suburban New Jersey. He has a devoted wife, a network of close friends, an impressive house, and most important, he has a son, Alec, on whom he's pinned all his hopes. Pete has afforded Alec every opportunity, bailed him out of close calls with the law, and even ensured his acceptance into a good college.
But Pete never counted on the wild card: Laura, his best friend's daughter. Ten years older than Alec, irresistably beautiful, with a past so shocking that it's never spoken of, Laura sets her sights on Alec, who falls under her spell. And with that, Pete sees his plans for his son not just unravelling but being completely destroyed. Believing he has only the best interntions, he sets out to derail this romance and rescue his son. But he could not have forseen how his whole world would shatter in the process.