Even in paradise, beautiful faces can hide scarred souls. ONE tropical island. Placida Island's gentle ocean breezes and rolling surf beckon to those who wish to reside in remote tropical serenity. TWO men living in self-imposed exile. Wearing twisted ropes of mutilated skin on his back and carrying devastating damage in his soul from severe childhood abuse, Matthew North lives alone in a rustic cabin on the shore, avoiding human contact. Gender fluidity his perceived crime against family and friends, Vedie Wilson flees his childhood home so he can freely express his identity. THREE persecutors seeking their warped view of justice. Vedie's past refuses to stay in the faraway city he left behind when family members, intent on forcing him to change, threaten the precious peace he's found. TOO MANY scars to count. Their beautiful faces masking deeply scarred souls, Matt and Vedie live in hiding from the world and each other. Can they unite and embrace each other's painful pasts, leaving the scars behind, to find love?