For many years, Ade Simmons has been an outsider, trapped in an abusive relationship, seeking sanctuary in his job as a radio producer, and in the checklists he makes in an attempt to regain control of his sorry excuse of a life. Actor Kris Johansson is patient, gentle and passionate-everything that Ade's ex-boyfriend is not. When Kris takes a role in one of Ade's plays, the attraction is mutual and instant. It is the turning point for Ade. He can either stay on the same path, with Fergus-the bully who has repressed, used and isolated him from his friends and family-or he can look in the other direction, towards Kris-the handsome actor with family and friends who readily accept him. But Fergus will not give up his punchbag so easily-can Ade finally find the strength to fight back?