The universe is a glitterball I hold in the palm of my hand. Ash Winters has given up on love, hope, happiness, and — most of all — himself. He lives his life between the cycles of his illness, haunted by the ghosts of other people’s expectations. Then a chance encounter at a stag party throws him into the arms of Essex boy Darian Taylor, an aspiring model who lives in a world of hair gel, fake tans, and fashion shows. He's not at all what Ash needs...but he REALLY wants him. Will the shadows of the past get in the way of their budding romance? Or Darian just the light in the dark that Ash has been needing to find happiness?