At the Nouveau Academy of the Arts and Sciences, all students are required to take either a music or art class before graduating. When Kennedy Marx is denied of her request to switch out of Music Theory, vivid details from her past as a piano prodigy come back to haunt her. At the same time, Griffin King moves into town as his father prepares for a reelection campaign as the current governor. Griffin's schedule is compiled of the remaining courses in Nouveau's rigorous academic program, and by a stroke of luck, Griffin ends up in Music Theory.
From the very beginning, Griffin and Kennedy clash for known reasons -- Kennedy has no intentions on rehashing history, but Griffin is hellbent on trying to figure out her mysterious personality. When they both flunk Music Theory, somewhat purposefully, the two are thrown together in a project where they discover that history always finds the most peculiar ways to make a reappearance.
When Griffin's family is put under the spotlight after his mother's mysterious disappearance and later discovered murder, Kennedy and Griffin learn that there's a very thin line between hate and lust to lust and love as they work together to piece together a broken society.