When Ryan Matthews meets Julia Abbott for the first time at Stanford University, he immediately knows she will change his life. They have an instant, unbreakable connection that goes beyond partying and palpable attraction. Although Ryan's intelligence and good looks land him any girl he wants, he hesitates to cross that line with Julia because she is quickly becoming the best friend he's ever had.
As the bond between them grows stronger, they are both forced to watch the other cavort with the opposite sex and are unprepared for the deluge of painful emotions they feel. Ryan is consumed with jealousy and Julia's heart is aching; yet they refuse to take the chance that could mean the loss of the very person they couldn't bear to lose. Though their love could be incomparable, their friendship is priceless; and something neither is willing to sacrifice.