For a relationship to work, it is not just love which is demanded. Trust is, too.

Elijah is a student who tries too hard, who signs up for everything, and who can’t always take the responsibility that comes with it. The new, anxiety-riddled guy ticks all the boxes for Elijah’s inner caretaker, but not everyone wants to be taken care of.

Mason’s the one who needs perfect grades and gets too anxious at the idea of missing a class. He keeps his gaze down and tries not to attract attention, while yearning for someone to reach out to him.

When Mason is accidentally shoved into Elijah’s chest, there’s a spark … and one big problem. Elijah has sworn off relationships in college and Mason wants the real thing. It’s clear there’s an attraction between them, maybe even love, but can either guy learn to trust the other enough to make things work?

For a relationship to work, it is not just love which is demanded. Resolve is, too.

Cole has his senior year of college and a photography business to worry about, so he could really do without the multiple sessions with physiotherapists his parents force him to go to. It leaves little room to consider romance as a choice for him.

Pool instructor and avid swimmer Justin has always been his twin’s shadow. Where Aaron goes, he follows. He may not have much of a social life outside of his twin, but he loves his job and all the extra swim time he gets. He doesn’t think that he’s lacking anything.

Then Justin’s booked for a photo shoot with Cole. Being together, as right as it feels, also means they’ll have to come face to face with their belief systems. They must find the resolve to be their own person, or they could lose it all—themselves included.

For a relationship to work, it is not just love which is demanded. Confidence is, too.

Alexis is starting her first job. As someone who’s always been shielded, and unlucky with partners that considered her too subdued, or even boring (that last comment, especially, would always sting the most), she doesn’t really know what to expect when she first meets a captivating, and seemingly self-assured waitress.

Sierra is a struggling artist who comes from a problematic household. With her father in prison, she is soon forced to gain independence. Working at a bakery with two owners who treat her like they would their own daughter, she can start to regain her sense of security. It’s hard, though, when miscommunication and doubt get in the way.

For a relationship to work, it is not just love which is demanded. Stability is, too.

Paige is a free spirit, used to never staying in the same place for long and always keeping the ones she loves at a distance, but when she meets Zaira during a research trip to Andalusia (Spain), that fight or flight instinct may be about to shift.

All Zaira’s ever known is her family, and singing her heart out as a cantaora. Things change when she meets an impulsive American girl who fills her head with promises of a place and future where she doesn’t have to compromise her identity, but will that future be a stable one?

For a relationship to work, it is not just love which is demanded. Direction is, too.

Garrett has never really settled. With loud opinions and a strong character, he makes people both admire and fear him in equal measure.

Tim and Derrick weren’t prepared for the hurricane they were letting into their home. Openly polyamorous, Garrett wouldn’t be the first—nor the last—person they let into their bed.

A relationship between a ballet dancer and two bakers with a past they thought they’d left behind could work, but only if they took the time to figure out what each of them needs.