Feisty, beautiful Max (Turner) is an outgoing young woman looking for romance. Tired of hearing her whine about the missing "X" Factor in her life, Max's roommate sets her up with bashful, older - but homely - Ely (V.S. Brodie). Needless to say, there's no sign of fireworks! But just as Max begins to think that she is destined to be alone forever, she discovers that some of life's best surprises came in plain, brown paper packages.