Maya Hart was a girl who didn't believe in hope. Her dad left her, and her mom works all day just to pay the bills. The one thing she DID believe in, however, was friendship.
Shawn Hunter was a man who had lost all hope for anything a long time ago. His dad was dead, he had an absent mother. The only person he could count on was Cory Matthews. When Shawn returns to New York to catch up with his old friend and his family, he meets Maya Hart. He instantly connects with Maya because of the similarities in their stories. Cory's daughter, and Maya's best friend, Riley, notices this. So she hatches a plan to get Shawn to be Maya's father. Things seem to be going well. Until the return of someone from Shawn's past. With a new threat, can Shawn, Katy, and Maya find happiness at last? Or will they find out that hope really IS for suckers?