Amelia Jameson is completely cynical to the idea of love. After all, it's ironically love that broke her family. Love that made her parents fight endlessly since she could remember. Love that made her mother tell her father that she wanted a divorce. Love is messy, according to her, and she never wants to do it. However, when she and her brother propose that they spend the summer at her parents' childhood best friends' house in California, she doesn't realize that she's setting a trap for herself. When she meets Jace Carsten, who is the exact opposite of what Amelia could want in a boy, she can't help but be drawn to him. And his arrogant ways seem to drill into Amelia, infiltrating her flesh with a threat that is seemingly innocuous. Love.