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McKenna Stafford thinks she’s content with her world as soon-to-be chief of orthopedic surgery, living alone in the family mansion in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio. Men don’t matter now, having experienced disappoint in her father’s eyes and failing to deliver a healthy baby to her now ex-husband. Her world is the hospital and she claims to be happy without a family to call her own.
Tetsuro Takamitsu thinks he’s happy with the world of taiko drumming. Having become one of the featured performers, he’s traveled the world several times on tour and experienced what other cultures have to offer. Handsome and viral, he’s also experienced what female fans have offered. A mistake thirteen years ago still haunts him, denying him the one thing in the world he wants--a family.
When Dr. Stafford is called to the emergency room to repair the crushed hand of a performer, she never thought she’d be bringing her patient home with her. Unable to join the touring company until his hand is mended, Tetsuro lives with his doctor in an uneasy plutonic relationship. Slowly the housemates come together as they learn about the other’s culture. Showing McKenna the way to mend her heart as she mends his hand, Tetsuro finds his own beat mended by her love.