When Maggie, a Berkeley police officer, and Anne, an up-and-coming lawyer, first meet neither has the nerve to speak. It could have been the end of their relationship, but fate has a way of taking care of things. The two women, aided by friends and family, survive through the highs and lows of the first eight months of their relationship. Like real life, the story is a mix of humor and angst as Anne and Maggie discover that falling in love isn't as easy as the fairy tales would have you believe. Maggie faces coming out to her family, while Anne struggles with her overwhelming need to protect her lover. They stumble and grow through both good decisions and bad, hoping in the end that we're all being graded on a curve.