Seventeen-year-old Annabel Conway is tired of the Hillcrest High School elite making her life miserable because she’s not a size two. This summer, she's hiring a personal trainer to help her lose weight. Annabel doesn’t expect her trainer to be a gorgeous guy around her age. Boys like Tegan are jerks. They pretend to like girls like her so they can make an idiot out of them. Been there, done that. Totally not going there again. She kind of hates him on principal. Blond. Muscular. Funny. It doesn’t help that he knows her measurements! Soon, Tegan's so much more than that....
She moved to Sandwich, Illinois, in search of a new life but ended up in a giant pickle. Sandwich represents hope for 20-year-old Maddie Buckner and Kyle, the 11-year-old brother Maddie wants to spring out of foster care. Then she loses her new job after less than an hour on the clock. It’s all Reuben the Jerk’s fault, and she’s determined to make him right the wrong. He does so, reluctantly, by giving her a job at his restaurant, The Sandwich Shop.
When the Twin Towers collapsed, the world looked on in disbelief. Isabel should have been at her desk on the 82nd floor in the North Tower, but she was running late that . In the early hours of September 11, 2001, Isabel Henry discovers she's pregnant. The shock of a baby and all its implications sends her into an emotional tailspin causing her to miss her 7:30 train into New York City. Anxiety over getting fired, coupled with thoughts of securing an abortion, preoccupy Isabel's late morning commute.