Have you ever wanted to leave home because you were tired of being told what to do and how to live? In late 1993, this is how Esper Jones feels. Although she loves where she lives, she is at the end of her rope with her mother's constant nagging and controlling behavior. She meets a handsome fire fighter with whom she feels an immediate connection, but discovers her mother absolutely adores him. Will he be her way out or will her overbearing boyfriend bent on moving to Carolina be the answer?