Sebastian Stremmel is a trauma surgeon at a large Boston hospital, rumoured to be the chief of staff’s pick for the next chief of surgery. He’s also known to be grumpy, rather antisocial, and a workaholic. Sara Shapiro is an introverted plastic surgeon working at the same hospital who forces herself to be cheerful and friendly in public to hide her own social anxiety and unease around others. Sebastian finds Sara annoyingly chirpy, she finds him unbelievably rude and arrogant. They try to avoid one another as much as possible, despite living in the same apartment building along with other surgeons from the hospital.
After Sara furiously confronts Sebastian about the treatment of a patient of hers, a series of unlikely events lead to a wrecked exam room in the ER. The two doctors find themselves forced to do eight weeks of mandatory conflict resolution counseling, which not only involves weekly meetings with a therapist but a lot of homework where they have to spend time together outside of work. It doesn’t take long before their extreme antagonism causes a reaction and they find themselves tearing each other’s clothes off after every mandatory counseling session. Initially, they keep studiously avoiding one another outside the therapy sessions, assigned “homework” interactions, or their hate f*cking sessions. As the weeks proceed, however, they slowly begin to share more personal stuff and their feelings begin to change.
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