A young man is involved in a devastating automobile accident and comes to realize that there is more to life than partying.
A young middle–classed Catholic male, with a strong set of Christian values, sets out for a car trip of fun and relaxation and meets a voluptuous, carefree, agnostic college student from Texas, who is on break from school. They feel a mutual attraction for each other, fall in love, and make plans to be married. Getting further into the novel, the young man, Jeffrey Martin, is involved in a devastating automobile accident, which nearly cost him his life. After the main character is released from the hospital, he deals with his long and trying rehabilitation process. The novel is ends by having the main character reflecting on his life before his accident and coming to realize that there is more to life than partying. Will he give up his old destructive ways or will he be influenced by peer pressure and continue his carefree days of wild partying, which can cause a relapse that could lead to his ultimate destruction?