"Elliot Cartwright, will you be my girlfriend?" He asked me, down on one knee. He held a dozen white roses and had hope plastered on his face. His smile was dazzling and he looked like a frickin' Hollister model in this moment. But then, everything came rushing back to me. My vow against love and how I wouldn't let myself get hurt again. Reality slapped me in the face. "No." I told him and walked away. I didn't have to turn around to know he was heart broken. I'm such a bitch. Ellie Cartwright knows that there is no mercy in the world of love. Her past is always with her, upholding her pact to never fall in love. Her walls start to crumble when Keaton Masterson moves to town, changing every plan she has ever made. And she learns; a lot can change in a year.