Summary from Goodreads:
Finding true love on the other
side of the tracks was never so much fun in this heartfelt and hilarious
Seventeen-year-old Darcy Covington doesn’t know the difference between a pawn
shop and a thrift shop. Even her dog eats gourmet food, so she’s totally
unprepared when her car is repossessed from the parking lot of her elite
private school. Turns out her father, a semi-famous motivational speaker, has
skipped town, abandoning his family while his business collapses. Even David
Letterman comes up with ten reasons why her father won’t ever return home.
Desperate to sell her expensive jewelry for much-needed cash, Darcy discovers
that her dad’s brother runs a funky thrift shop on a street full of eccentric
characters, including a coffee shop owner named Liz and one supremely hot
fix-it guy named Lucas.
Darcy finds some solace hanging out with her uncle and Lucas in the thrift shop
and working in Liz’s coffee shop, while the rest of her life falls apart. The
time she spends with the uber hot Lucas helps takes her mind off her family’s
troubles, even though she’s sure he’s only nice to her because he works for her
uncle, especially when she meets the cover girl beauty she thinks he’s dating.
Can Darcy find the courage she needs to adapt to the necessary changes brought
about by her family’s drastically reduced lifestyle? And will she open her eyes
to the amazing realization that Lucas wants much more than friendship from her?
Lisa Brown Roberts still hasn’t recovered from the
teenage trauma of nearly tweezing off both eyebrows and having to pencil them
in for an entire school year. This and other angst-filled memories inspire her
to write YA books about navigating life’s painful and funny dramas, and falling
in love along the way.
Her almost forever home is Colorado, though she occasionally pines for the days
when she lived within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean. Her house is full
of books, boys, several four-legged prima donnas, and lots of laughter.