Laura Laurier was spontaneous. She was a passenger on the ride of life, uncaring or unaware of the turns she took. She just followed wherever the road led her. Until one fateful drive, where giving up control cost her nearly everything. After refusing to drive on a trip home from dinner with her parents, Laura's father stepped into the driver's seat and drove down a path that he and her mother would never come back from. Now, forced by the pitfalls of life to move in with her Aunt June, Uncle Tim, and cousin Allen in Bennington, Vermont, Laura has taken the wheel and refuses to give it up ever again. At her new school, Laura is determined to start over. In order to pretend like her past never happened, no one can know why she needed to move to Bennington. Jesse Ashford was always in control. In the ride of life, he jumped in the driver's seat to speed down his path, trying his best to outrun his past. Once a close friend of Allen and his friend group, Jesse has since pulled back and stuck to himself. Outrunning their pasts led to them running into each other and when Laura and Jesse's roads cross, Laura tries to steer clear of him. However, Jesse is drawn to the mystery that surrounds the new girl in town. Now, Laura has to decide if she can remain in control while opening up to Jesse, or if the only way to escape her past is to stay in her own lane.