Sometimes you’re already committed to the wrong person when fate finally brings you the right one.
When British NYU professor Daniel Gardner’s career-obsessed wife convinces him to move to the suburbs, he hopes it’s a first step toward starting the family he longs to have. Instead of domestic bliss he finds himself eating cold pizza alone most nights, until he meets his neighbors.
Marienne Valeti loves her freelance design job, but she’s lonely and her husband’s indifference seems to grow on a daily basis. When new neighbors move in and the two couples start sharing weekly meals together, everything changes.
A penchant for good books, bad movies, and Marienne’s to-die-for brownies sparks a powerful bond between Daniel and Marienne. As their marriages unravel and their lives take unimaginable turns, their friendship helps them weather every hardship, leaving them both single and wondering. Were they destined to meet? And are they meant to be friends or much, much more?