What Lead To Him
Nineteen-year-old Kennedy Greene has lived in Portland, Oregon her whole life; she's not well-aquainted with warm, sandy beaches. So naturally, when her freshly-divorced parents decide to ship her off with her self-employed, free-spirited Aunt Layla in California for the summer, Kennedy doesn't know what to expect. Leaving all her friends back in Oregon, she doesn't know anyone in her aunt's small town. To top it all off, she doesn't know how to surf, a skill taught second only to walking in Ventura.
She anticipates a long and boring three months
Then, Kennedy meets Carter Williams, the nineteen-year-old narcissist who lives in the house next to Layla's. He's tan, sarcastic, ridiculously good-looking, and he finds a hobby in pushing Kennedy's buttons. She looks forward to avoiding him for the duration of her stay and instead focusing on fitting in with the other teenagers in Ventura. But when Carter discovers that Kennedy can't surf, he takes it upon himself to teach her, whether she wants him to or not.