Joy Meredith has the world at her feet. She has just turned eighteen, is starting a vet science degree and has defied her mother by moving to her own place in the city. She has a boyfriend and a job at the local pub. Her future seems set. Then Joy meets Mick Harris. Charismatic, talented and wild, Mick is the lead singer in a band that is going places - fast. He is everything Joy's life is not. When they head to the dizzying lights in London in the 1980s - and an intoxicating whirlwind of gigs, stardom and modelling - the past begins to overwhelm Mick and the cracks erupt: in Mick, in their relationship, and in Joy's own life. As things fall apart, Joy has to follow her heart around the world to find her way home.