At 35 years old, Mariko Kimoto is a single woman working hard as a freelance writer. After a long dry spell, she hits it off one night with the head chef of a little restaurant and spends a passionate night with him. Naturally, she felt she had no energy to put into a potential romance with a man she just met in passing. She had every intention of making it a one-night stand, but fate seems to bring them together again when he winds up being the interview subject of her next assignment. So much for 35 years old being too late for love...!