Seventeen-year old Clarise Chambers finds the prospect of summer romance hopeful when she meets Keary, a boy at her Andover prep school. Before she enjoys the long days of sun and lazy nights by the ocean on Martha's Vineyard she's startled by a secret. A secret involving Harris House, her father and Keary's father. A secret that threatens to tear her away from Keary and destroy her family. When her father orders her to keep away from Keary, Clarise finds herself caught between fighting for her family's survival and her passionate romance with Keary. Her obsession for him collides into the plot of revenge by Keary's father, whose sole purpose is the destruction of everything she loves in life.