College senior Natalie Bloom is beautiful and ambitious, but also painfully insecure. At twenty, she's still a virgin, never even having had a boyfriend. At school, Natalie hides out most weekends in the library - until she meets Patrick, her fantasy (she thinks) of a cultured, intellectual Prince Charming. But the more time they spend together, the more Patrick brings out her worst insecurities. And before Natalie's ready, she winds up losing her virginity - and her sense of direction, as her emotional responses take a dangerously self-destructive turn. Soon it'll take only the most extreme measures to reclaim her sense of self, her confidence, and her ambition.