When a social worker and a truancy officer show up at Finley Rhodes’ cottage in Ocean Grove, she knows her life is about to change forever.
She just didn’t realize how much.
At sixteen, she’d grown up fast, having the responsibility of taking care of her mentally ill mother, holding down a job to pay the bills, and dropping out of school to do both. When her case manager tells her she’s being placed in foster care, Finley never expected her new home to be in the exclusive gated community and she certainly never thought she’d attend The Academy, a school for the privileged and elite. But the biggest surprise comes from down the hall.
Her new foster brother, Chase Powell.
Chase Powell grew up in the shadow of his famous model mother, living a life of fame and excess. After a dangerous accident, Chase is sent to live with his grandmother in Ocean Grove, where he settles into a life of normalcy and routine.
Until Finley moves in.
Late night talks, a game of truth, and revelations about their fears bring these two closer together, but it’s not like they can ever be more than friends, and even if they could, Finely worries that her whole life can be taken from her once again. What’s the point of falling in love?