Though she has blossomed into a beauty, Lily Christner doesn't really believe it. Deep down, she still feels like a lonely, gawky teenager. Maybe that's why she's all but promised herself to Paul Glick, the one boy who never teased her in her awkward girlhood, unlike Dan Kanagy, whose creative name-calling left her in tears many a time. Now he's back in town after two years away, and being surprisingly sweet-making Lily unsettlingly yet deliciously nervous. It seems Dan wants Lily's forgiveness, and her heart. But can he convince her-not to mention her protective schwesters and aendi-that despite the past, her future lies with him?