Priya Banks is excited about going to this year’s New Year’s Eve party because she knows there will be an unlimited supply of drinks and catered gourmet food. No, she doesn’t have anyone to kiss at the stroke of midnight and she’s willing to admit that it’s due to her own stubbornness. Over the past seven months she’s been exchanging emails with a wounded soldier via a military pen pal program. Her communication with Armando Montalvo has led to a great friendship. However, she insists on keeping things between them strictly platonic. All of her past relationships have crashed and burned, so she’d rather play it safe. Too bad Armando has other plans.
There’s nothing like facing death to put things in prospective for a person. Armando Montalvo has a brand new outlook on life thanks to Priya. After surviving a harrowing ambush, he’s placed into a military pen pal program as a part of his rehabilitation. From the first letter that he received from Priya he knew she was different. He could imagine a future with her and knew she felt the same based on her correspondence. So he can’t figure out why she only wants to remain friends. She doesn’t even want to meet him for the fear of ruining the connection that they have. Fortunately he’s not the sort of person to run from a challenge. So when she mentions what she’s going to do for the New Year he sets a plan into motion to make sure she’s ringing it in with him.