Eighteen-year-old Quinn MacPherson's biggest fear has always been turning out like her mentally unstable mother (solving algebraic equations comes in as a close second). That is, until she meets Benjamin Shaw. Quinn thinks hooking up with Ben over summer vacation will be nothing more than a quick fling. She can't even commit to a nail polish choice, much less some guy. Unfortunately for her, Ben is not just some guy. Ben gets her-the real her, flaws and all-and that scares the hell out of her. When Ben does the unthinkable-tells Quinn he's in love with her-she does what comes naturally. She pushes him away. Ben can only watch from a distance as Quinn lashes out and punishes him for daring to care about her. But how far can you push someone, even someone that loves you, before they are gone for good?