It's easy to say that you don't care what other people think but it's so hard to play deaf when you're the hot topic of high school gossip. Addie had to learn that lesson the hard way. When the truth spread that she was physically abused by her first love Nate, the whole school didn't believe her. Not being able to take the pressure, she resorted to drastic measures. A year after her failed suicide, she begins college anew promising herself to find real friendships and to avoid love all together. Till she meets Julian. Will she make real friends this time around? Will Nate ever take his revenge? And as she grows out of her steel shell, what happens when she finds out that Julian is Nate's estranged brother? That is, if she ever finds out.