Barista Samantha Wells has a new love relationship brewing in Buckhead, Georgia. Love hurts. Samantha Wells and Max Jacobs know this all too well when they meet, both having been dumped by their significant others. Despite their obvious attraction to one another the twenty-somethings make a pact, vowing to be each other's non-romantic partner for all their upcoming parties, weddings and office events. If one of them stumbles and starts dating someone in the next twelve months, they are committed to doing a whole month's worth of the other person's laundry as a penalty for breaking the pact.