Racheal “Shell” Marks is charmed by two basenjis at the beach. When their owners Lance and Ellis Avery invite her for dinner, she is drawn into their alien world. The brothers own a funeral parlor that cares for the deceased of their kind, and after a funeral of an old, very respected alien, Ellis takes off.
Their older brother Waric is left to watch over the cremation, but when he goes to Lance’s house to tell him about it, Waric is instantly smitten with Shell. Waric has been grieving the death of his first wife for years, and Shell takes away that resilient pain.
Lance is worried about his brother who has always been a part of his life, yet his love for Shell is overwhelming. Shell finds herself in the middle of Lance and Waric’s world even as it falls apart around them.