A year away is just what Sarah McPhee thinks she needs. Having always understood her life in terms of music – her childhood shaped by her father’s passion for sixties rock bands, and her adolescence influenced by her brother’s grunge obsession – Sarah finds her new single life to be eerily silent.
At twenty-six, she has a thriving marketing career at Sixteen Magazine, including an opportunity to transfer to the London offices to assist the UK edition. It’s an exciting promotion and the perfect set up to get over her ex and bring music back to her life.
Sarah’s relocation proves more complicated than expected after she meets her abrasive boss, and a miscommunication with a vendor devalues her competency. Then, an unexpected encounter with rude and arrogant musician, Rob, has her second-guessing her decision to move, and leaves her doubting she’ll make it through the year.
As she attempts to save the magazine from declining sales and subscriptions, and her heart from further damage, Sarah has no other choice but to rely on new acquaintances, including Rob. From getting lost (which she expected to happen) to being taught how to drive on the left side of the road (which she didn’t), Sarah learns, thanks to impromptu afternoon cocktails, language barrier mishaps, and listening to old mix tapes, about getting over heartbreak and what being successful really means.
When job responsibilities escalate, and friendships are tested against love interests, Sarah must determine where her heart truly sings before her work sponsorship ends and she moves back to The States. Her life’s new soundtrack may be in London, or she might realize that changing everything was the only way to understand the music never stopped.