Jesse is more or less confined to his apartment in the Dakota Building. He hasn't stepped out of the apartment in over five years. but he seems to be trying so hard to conquer his fear of going outside, and he does finally make it outside, but then his demons got the better of him, and he couldn't make it back. But someone was there to help him, and that was Dash. Dash doesn't know what to make of Jesse, as he is well known to be the recluse in the Dakota Building.
Dash is the total opposite of Jesse, while Jesse can afford to stay in the Dakota Building, Dash is working there trying to earn enough money to fulfill his dreams and put himself through college. He is finding things hard, but is very determined to better himself.
Dash gets the chance to meet Jesse again, and although very different, they seem to get on well, and enjoy each others company and do grow closer. However, things may not progress very far, as the staff are told they are not to become friends with any of the tenants within the building. Dash seems worried about this, but Jesse is more concerned about losing the one person who makes him feel better about himself.
Is there any chance of two men from completely different backgrounds managing to have a relationship, especially as one of them has so many fears about walking outside his door, and the other is a very proud man.
This is one book that I would highly recommend reading, once I started reading I just didn't want to stop. The story was told in such a way that you were right there with Jesse and Dash through all the ups and downs. I applaud Felice Stevens for how she wrote about Jesse, it was wonderful, and to me gave me a real insight into how isolated he felt, but also how depressed he was about things.