The story finds Annie at a Valentine's party, where her sisters are trying to set her up. Only at the party she realizes that there is no one she wants to spend time with, until she enters the dark kitchen and here a voice out of the darkness, that voice is from an unknown man named Eric. Eric and Annie soon develop a closeness that she hasn't ever felt before.
Annie is the beautiful, protected, youngest sister in her family. Her family has embedded in her what she should be looking for in a man and what she wouldn't. As she takes part in a sexual encounter in the kitchen with Eric, all he asks is that she doesn't turn on the light. She promises to leave the light off, however, after talking with her sisters she follows their suggestion to turn on the light. Eric disappears without her seeing him with his sorrow of her having turned on the light.
Annie starts a desperate search for Eric as she can not get him out of her mind and there is some unfinished business to deal with. After months of trying to find Eric she finally has a hint who leads her to Dita, Eric's mother. Dita gives Annie tasks and trials as she continues to search for Eric. During the search she learns lessons and meets new friends that help her on her way. As Annie's search teaches her valuable lessons she realizes an important fact about herself and her desires.
This book is a very quick read and well written.
In her attempt to escape her sisters' Valentine matchmaking, Annie meets the enigmatic Eric, who she realizes could finally be the man of her dreams. In spite of, or maybe because of, Eric's cryptic words and puzzling behavior, she finds herself immediately intrigued and drawn to him like no other man she's ever met.
One night in Annie's sister's kitchen seals their fate, as the two lovers discover and explore the instant spark of heat between them. Their evening comes to an abrupt end when the mysterious Eric disappears into the night, and Annie realizes she doesn't know his last name! How is she to find him? After months of fruitless searching, Annie finally gets a dubious break when she meets Eric's eccentric mother. Dita sends Annie on a journey deep into the unknown, through an ever-twisting labyrinth of frustrating dead-ends and seemingly strange, pointless missions. Annie's life is turned upside down as she searches for the one man who can make her life feel complete.
In this modern day adaptation of the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche, Annie takes on each of Psyche's tasks in her quest for her lost love. Each task brings her closer to him and to realizations about herself. Will Annie find Eric and reveal to him the secret she's been keeping, even from her sisters?