Sam Thompson thinks her problems stem from an unrequited crush on her roommate, Nita Perez, until she and her best friend, Jamie Carpenter, are involved in a near accident while looking for Dr. Julie Decker. Sam and Jamie find themselves running for their lives, and everything pales in comparison to Sam's fear--except her newfound friend, Karen McGregor.
When Jamie turns to his aunt for help, Edie Carpenter arrives at the University of Wisconsin Madison campus hoping to solve Jamie's problems and perhaps still have time to see the enticing Claire Bouveau again. When she takes Claire home, she gets much more than a cup of coffee and is hooked. However, Edie is an avid skier, and in Jennifer Gottshalk, she finds an equal.
Looking for Julie leads to finding the unexpected when choices are not always made for the right reasons.
"Beloved author Jackie Calhoun, now in her twentieth year of storytelling, weaves a fast-paced, tangled story of passion and romance from the structured halls of academia to the wild, challenging trails of cross-country skiing.