Description : It was pity that first made Dannie speak to him. She had known Ryan since she was a kid, but he had always been the popular Golden Boy, and she had always been the tomboy that didn’t mind not having any friends. It was odd, she had thought, that all the popular kids who had once kissed the ground he walked on, didn’t so much spared him a glance anymore, and it was this that made her sit with him that one faithful day and begin something that would only end up causing her pain.
Lillian is on her way to New York City to start her internship at Teen Life magazine. Does she like the superficial, shallow magazine? Of course not. Does she need the internship to become a successful journalist? Unfortunately, yes. So in order to fulfill her journalist dreams, she must endure a summer at Teen Life. But first she'll have to get there. But bad weather, delays, misfortune, and a certain 'Mr. Brooding and Beautiful' are eager to keep her from getting to her destination.
Summer. definition: a short few months of freedom, fun and foolishness. A time to meet up with friends for barbecues, picnics and buffets - sipping sophisticated cocktails at bars during the day and then getting wasted at parties during the night. A period full of road trips, beach visits and shopping sprees - gossiping with friends, flirting with boys and parting with cash.
Summer. revised definition: an endless few months of boundaries, boredom and behaving. A long spell of being trapped in a small town where bars, shops and restaurants are few and far between. Your own friends are having fun without you, your boyfriend is undoubtedly flirting with your best friend and your social status is now non-existent.
London-born Rosalie has the perfect life: she's exceedingly rich, stunningly beautiful and has a seemingly ideal match as a boyfriend. But when her mum's work means that she has to spend the summer in a remote American coastal town, Rosalie's perfect life doesn't seem quite so perfect anymore. Far away from her hometown of Kensington, she struggles to maintain her superficial friendships, battles with her deteriorating relationship, and fights against her mother's unfair demands. On top of that, her one place of escapism - the beach - is tarnished by the presence of Brent, a rude but undeniably handsome lifeguard.
With clashing personalities and contrasting beliefs, Rosalie and Brent couldn't be more different, but their mutual love of the beach forces them together. As sparks begin to fly and electricity starts to flow, the socialite and the lifeguard find themselves embarking on a journey of self discovery.
Brent might be an expert at rescuing troubled swimmers, but whilst they both drown in their own problems, and struggle to get to the surface of each other's issues, just who will end up rescuing who?