Home after years of living overseas, Lucy Caldwell makes a shocking confession to her best friend. She could live without sex for the rest of her life and never miss it. She doesn't realize the man she's loved forever is in the bar and overhears her alcohol-fueled admission.
Samuel Merrick is horrified when the passionate "brat" he'd once known declares herself frigid. Upon discovering her emotional scars stem from a traumatic event she tried to bury, he vetoes the girlfriends' dangerous scheme of finding a man to help her rediscover her sexuality, offering to fill the role of the lover himself.
What starts as a no-strings arrangement to keep her safe soon becomes an all-consuming passion neither of them is prepared for. Fire burns out of control between them, threatening the very fabric of the friendship they hold so dear. Once the ashes have cooled, will there be anything left to salvage?