We meet Aaron, a very bright but sheltered freshman as he arrives at an Ivy League college to join their elite engineering program. He encounters Linda, a vivacious 34-year old former wild-child who has returned to school to straighten out her life. She becomes the first person to encourage Aaron to follow his own dreams and he is soon smitten.
When Linda invites him home for dinner, Aaron thinks he's getting lucky. Instead, he meets Beth,Linda's punky, sarcastic 14-year old daughter who immediately develops an aggressive crush on him. The romantic math doesn't work in either directionbut Aaron is nonetheless drawn into a dysfunctional triangle.
He soon learns that life can be more complicated than any engineering equation.