Two vampire brothers compete for high stakes — the love of Elena Gilbert, a beautiful high school senior who is searching for excitement. A deadly love triangle. Elena: beautiful and popular, the girl who can have any guy she wants. Stefan: brooding and mysterious, desperately trying to resist his desire for Elena...for her own good. Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed him. Elena finds herself drawn to both brothers. Who will she choose?