Caleb Younger is certain he will never actually love any woman, having been badly burned in the past because of so-called love. He believes he’s fond of Briana Jeffries, has intense sexual feelings for her, and wants her in his life, but doesn’t love her. When he says as much while amongst their friends, she is both humiliated and devastated, and finally accepts she’s been fooling herself, believing Caleb simply incapable of expressing his deeper emotions. She leaves him to get on with her life, grateful she has a good friend who shelters her during her grief. Finding Briana gone, and his life empty, Caleb faces the truth. He loves Briana more than anything, and resorts to everything to get her back. But Briana’s friend doesn’t want Briana hurt again and conspires to keep the two apart. A series of events and coincidences play out, giving Caleb the opportunity to beg Briana to take him back.