Ever since her great-grandmother first told her about her life in Italy, Gabriella has wanted to visit there. So she enters a study- abroad program, and becomes best friends with a local named Giovanni. Giovanni isn't just an ordinary Italian-he's the heir of the prestigious Provere family. His brother, Luca, is studying to become another in a long line of family priests. Luca and Gabriella are instantly drawn to each other, but a relationship is impossible given Luca's future-and the single kiss they share torments them both.