Vivian St. James bemoans the fact that her biological clock is ticking but feels helpless to do anything about it. She has one unfulfilling date after another. What a way to start a new year. Ever hopeful she goes to a party and meets a nice enough young man, only to have to accompany him to the emergency room where Dr. Zack Warner is on duty. He thinks this lady that came in with another man is a real looker but doesn't speak up. Then he encounters her again in the emergency room with yet another of her dates.
Is Vivian a disabling man magnet or is she just going through a streak of bad luck? Zack doesn't know but he comes to the rescue again for yet another of Vivian's male friends, this time, on a ski trip. Vivian wonders what Zack thinks of her; the only time they have contact is when she is in the presence of a man who needs medical attention. As fate would have it, Zack and Vivian are connected through that six degrees of separation that so often is a part of life. Through circumstances neither one of them have control over Zack is the one who needs to be nursed and Vivian is elected to be that nurse. Through all of this, though they are attracted to one another, they cannot seem to get together.
I liked that the reader got to see a character that was less than perfect, as a matter of fact, Vivian had idiosyncrasies I could relate to. The story was peppered with things and people that irritated her. At first I thought the protagonists missed too many opportunities to connect but that was the irony of the whole plot being they were on a collision course of love.