Jack Schmidt is fifty-two and tired. He has run his family’s beachfront restaurant, Schmidt’s, on his own since his father died and has had failed relationships and zero hobbies and little freedom because the restaurant is so demanding.
Nicole Pratt works for DelDine, a corporation that has bought out many local businesses, and she keeps hounding Jack with an impressive offer to take over Schmidt’s.
Jack wants love and happiness and time to sit in a beach chair he bought years ago that has never been used, but he also wonders who he would be without the restaurant and how he can sell to a soulless restaurant group that won’t honor his family’s legacy.
Through startling news from the past and a trauma he has failed to fully absorb and an unexpected friendship with Nicole, Jack tries to revamp his life and finally move forward.