Andi Marlow, ex-swimmer and grad assistant, takes classes and teaches part time at a small liberal arts college in New England. Quiet and studious, she resists her friends' attempts at matchmaking in order to protect her once-broken heart. Her isolated and ordered world is disrupted when she meets Cara Jane Lipinski, a senior history major at the college. Athletic and outgoing, CJ is immediately drawn to Andi when the two women first meet at a university function. Andi is charmed by the outgoing basketball star and a comfortable friendship soon develops. Even while the women's growing sense of attraction increases, Andi's past relationship anguish and current job pressures keep her from following her heart toward CJ. The two women must struggle against personal, emotional, and physical challenges in order to bridge the gap between their insecurities and their desires.