On the longest day of the year, anything can happen...
Sam Delaney has all she asks from life: a job and a place of her own arranged exactly the way she likes it. The death of her older brother, and her parents' denial, have left her shaken and grateful her simple needs are being met. She's not looking for the future--today is all she needs.
It's the last summer Emily MacKenzie will get to spend hanging out with friends, soaking up the sun and checking out the women on Seattle's sporting fields. Come fall, she's an assistant soccer coach with responsibilities. She's planning on making every day of summer count.
When their paths cross, Emily is surprised Sam remembers her. Years ago, they played soccer on the same high school team, only Sam was the star and Emily the new kid. Their youthful camaraderie had been simple, but under the warm Seattle sun, simple is the last word that describes their feelings.
In this rich story of long days and hot nights, newcomer Kate Christie follows the collision course of two women during the summer that changes their lives.