Marzia Benagli - Zia - is a psychology student who enjoys people-watching in her free time. Dylan Porter is a playboy athlete from a wealthy family. Zia's first impression of Dylan is that of an overinflated ego, which she is not attracted to despite his undeniable good looks. While Dylan admits that he can get any girl he wants, they all seem to be the same, and he's hoping to find something different.
Circumstances bring them together and they work out an arrangement that Zia will use her psychology skills to teach Dylan how to find the right girl. They go out to various places while Zia teaches Dylan what to look for and what to stay away from. By the time Zia realizes her first impressions were wrong, she's already established herself in the friend zone with their arrangement, and she can't see any indication that Dylan might see them as anything more than friends.
Will Zia have the strength to walk away when the time comes, and if so, will Dylan let a good thing slip away?
First Impressions is the story as told by Zia.