Emily Snow plays by the rules and always does the right thing. But her quiet life changes when her mother dies, leaving her grief-stricken. With coaxing from her best friend, Samantha Baldwin, Emily decides to move from Atlanta to Washington D.C to start a new life. Samantha is sure that the new city will bring Emily her heart's desire, but that's exactly what Emily is afraid of. And each step closer to D.C. is a step closer to him - and a choice that could destroy not just her life as she knows it, but the image of the friend everyone believes her to be.