Nothing ever works out for Lena Buckley. She’s thirty-five and has nothing to show for it but the junk-filled and dilapidated farm she’s inherited and an anxiety disorder that’s exacerbated in the wake of her mother’s death. Starting her life over, again, she’s a mess, so she relies on the simple mantra that helped her through tough times with her mom—make one thing better. Enter Ben, a disabled army veteran, who has his life together, like most thirty-somethings. Though stoic, hard to read, and not one for chitchat, his quiet kindness intrigues and inspires her. An odd but endearing relationship builds on the one thing they have in common—brokenness. Their agreement just to be honest with each other and see what happens sparks a warm connection that deepens the more he shows up and as the COVID-19 lockdown draws them closer. Falling in love during a pandemic without a plan for her future or clue where she’ll end up? This can’t be a good idea. When her situation falls apart again, and her anxiety worsens, Lena fights a familiar battle: the one between her heart and her head. Will her one-thing-better mission make a better life for her, or is her failing history stuck on repeat?