Olivia St. James sobs as Jake Lance, her boyfriend of two years, leaves Arizona to play football on a full scholarship for a college in Alabama. She's not sure how she is going to handle the pain of a long-distance relationship; saying goodbye to Jake is the most difficult moment of her life. Both Olivia and Jake believe their love will survive this test, and that one day they will be together forever.
Olivia, too, embarks on her own passage of self-discovery. Leading a self-described sheltered life, she spreads her wings and leaves the comforts of home to attend college in Indiana. But during her first week on campus, Olivia encounters something she isn't looking for-Blake Carmichael, a handsome professor at her new university.
When Jake unexpectedly visits Olivia during a free weekend, the two must come to terms with their relationship. Olivia wonders if Jake can sense her growing attraction for Blake. And, Jake has something serious that he must discuss with Olivia. Will their love endure?