Elizabeth Sinclair's life as a senior in high school starts off a little shaky. Fights with her mother, threats from other students, and the effort of trying to understand herself, leaves Eliza scrambling for something to grab onto in her upturned life and it comes in the form of the forbidden. When she meets her new Chemistry teacher, Benjamin Gallagher, a whole new set of problems arise. As the pair grow closer, and Eliza's problems become even more complicated, they have to decide whether or not to act on the attraction they're feeling. And if they do, can they last through the year's surprises? A teacher/student love story.