Chaz Jones has not had an easy life. His stepfather abused him in a multitude of ways that has left permanent scars on him both physically and emotionally. He keeps everyone at arms length including his new band mates. Chaz was just hired by Meltdown to be their new drummer after their previous drummer was fired for his drug addiction. Chaz feels like the outsider of the group–which in a way he is. Meltdown has been together for years. Grant and Nash started the band with Luke and Dave coming shortly thereafter. But the band has been in turmoil. It seems that after Grant fixed the record label issue by all of them buying out part of the label, Nash being kidnapped, Luke’s death, and Grant’s stalker behind bars–the band is starting to come together with the addition of Evan, the new keyboardist. Chaz’s role in Grant’s stalker has left him without–he can no longer write or down himself in music. His escape.
He’s not what she wants. She’s not what he’s looking for. Yet somewhere amidst all the incense fumes, the lines between student and teacher get blurred.
Even as their deep breathing exercises become nights filled with panting and gasps, Stéphanie can’t ignore the darkness that never quite leaves Ace’s eyes. It’s a darkness she knows far too well, and if she’s not careful, the cost of helping Ace find his way might just be losing herself.