Lauren Grant had a rebellious teenage years and was a runaway. She finally found her sister and slowly began to change. She is now a student in occupational therapy and lives in the same town where her sister and brother-in-law live. She has a good relationship with them and delights in their infant son.
Tony Carlin is an attorney and a by the book kind of person. He met Lauren at his brother's wedding and formed a negative impression of this young woman with streaks of color inher hair, tattoos and many piercings. He has good relationships with his brother and sister-in-law. He likes their infant son but has no idea how to interact with the infant.
When the couple is killed in an auto accident, he and Lauren become co-guardians of the baby.