Lizzy Stevens fell in love when she was just fifteen years old. The only problem was that she had managed to fall in love with her brother's much older friend, Brian Alexander. All of Lizzy's dreams were realized the summer that she turned twenty-one, but just as soon as the affair had started it had ended and she was left broken hearted. Brian had loved Lizzy from the first moment he saw her, but his best friend had sensed it and, not approving of a relationship, had warned Brian to stay away from his sister. Brian owed his best friend too much to go against his wishes so he conceded. Now, eight years later, they were both paying the price for his letting her go without a fight.