"'They can't possibly be interested in me, can they?' I muttered to myself. I don't want to get to close to anyone, thats how things are, how they always will be. Getting close to people just puts them in danger. I was meant to be alone in life, forever." It's been a whole year since Katie's life was turned upside down, a whole year since her mother died in a tragic car accident. Left with an abusive father the only thing that keeps her going is her mothers dream for her to finish college. Starting her freshman year at the University of South Florida, she intends to make her mother proud but that dream becomes a mess when not one but two professors become interested in her. In a world where Katie knows little to nothing about the way it really is, will she succumb to her father or let the two men save her?