In this story, Auden goes to live with her Dad and his new wife in Colby. She intends to stay there for the summer to spend time with her dad, but instead is sucked up into working in Heidi's (the stepmother) store. Her father doesn't mind, since he is busy writing away at his next novel. Soon Heidi is annoyed at the fact that Auden's dad doesn't help take care of Thisbe, their newborn. Auden stays up late, walking around the beach of Colby, meeting with Eli, a handsome boy with sleep issues, too. Eli shows Auden all the things she missed of childhood, and soon these two are in love. But when her dad and Heidi are fighting, Auden blocks out everyone in her life to solve the problem. This funny, romantic story will be added to the long list of hits by Sarah Dessen.