After getting in a fight with his best friends from high school-his bros-shortly after graduation, Griffin Nichols is faced with a reality he'd never imagined. He's alone. In his version of manhood, he figures he needs to stash his feelings and pack them away among the ruins like dusty remnants. His job is to keep solitary watch, keep trudging through the dust, and keep protecting his jailed heart. Then he meets Maxwell Wallace, and she challenges everything he's ever believed about what it means to be a man, flinging the jail door wide open. But is Griffin ready to face those feelings when they are too heavy to carry alone and he thinks it's his job to do so?