Melanie is a normal seventeen year old girl. That's what she used to be. Now, Melanie is full of hatred and hurt toward the world, her new life, and most of all, her stepmother. After the cancerous death of her loving mother Maddy, her father John remarries to a successful business woman, Salem, 8 months later. Is that not a cause for suspicion? Not only does Salem bring herself, but she has a teen of her own as well. A son. Gabriel is a sexy bad ass who has a bittersweet talent. Seduction. He is also a vulnerable young man who has secretly struggled deeply with depression and his inability to feel whole since he was a small child. In his desperation to make himself happy, Gabriel in turn sleeps with any pretty face he can get his hands on and has made himself a star football player. Soon, Melanie catches his attention, but the two can barely be in the same room together without arguing. Can a moment of weakness between them set some things in motion? Or will they each run away from the forbidden attraction?