Jill, the "good girl," who wasn’t going to have sex until she was in love...Hilton, her best friend, the one who believes everything happens for a reason...Laney and Natalie, their college roommates...Adam, the fun-loving, irresistible playboy Jill has a crush on...Luke, Hilton’s boyfriend of two-and-a-half years...Todd, Jill’s other best friend and the boy she loved for five years, even though he never knew it. All living it up and having the times of their lives on two college campuses in the Midwest. Parties, bars, crazy spring breaks. Friendships and relationships that seem like they’ll last forever.
But one night will forever change the lives of every one of them. One careless moment, one thoughtless decision, will tangle the string connecting them into a thick, intricate web of secrets, lies, gossip, and betrayal. This is a story of tested friendships, lost trust, things left unsaid, and the struggle to believe that everything happens for a reason when the reason is impossible to imagine. It is a story of discovering that nothing is ever as it seems and that even the best of friends can hide the worst of secrets. And it is a story about broken dreams....