Alyce Mason has it all until she is forced to choose duty to her ailing mother over her love for her high school sweetheart Gavin. Heartbroken, he leaves town for college and doesn't look back. She still loves him and regrets what she's lost, but feels that door is now closed.
Twelve years later, at Mrs. Mason's funeral, Alyce is stunned to run into Gavin, who has come home to pay his respects. But before they can rekindle their relationship, he's called away and she begins to have doubts.
"You must go out there and live your life now. I mean it. Don't get old and die with regrets like me..." These words, uttered by her mother on her deathbed, resonate with Alyce and, feeling she has nothing left to lose, makes a decision to do just that. She books a trip to a tropical resort catering specifically to plus-sized singles and their admirers.
Through the hedonistic activities she witnesses, and through friendship with a charming Italian, Antonio, Alyce comes to gain confidence in her own attractiveness and sensuality. And when Gavin once more returns to her side, she trusts in the love they still share.