Jake Ryder (he goes by his last name) is tormented by emotional and physical loss. The amputation of his painting arm was his final devastation and he lives a lonely existence. For Jenny, it is Ryder's rejection of her that triggers her own emotional upheaval.
While Ryder and Jenny have much in common, it is their pride and self-preservation that drive them apart. Will they discover the error of their ways and the perfect balance they have in each other before it's too late?
Can be read as a standalone.