The one guy Bailey Rydell canâ€™t stand is actually the boy of her dreamsâ€”she just doesnâ€™t know it yet.
Classic movie fan Bailey â€śMinkâ€ť Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online as Alex. Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush.
Faced with doubts (what if heâ€™s a creep in real lifeâ€”or worse?), Bailey doesnâ€™t tell Alex sheâ€™s moved to his hometown. Or that sheâ€™s landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that sheâ€™s being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Rothâ€”a.k.a. her new archnemesis. But life is a whole lot messier than the movies, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky fine line between hate, love, and whatever it is sheâ€™s starting to feel for Porter.
And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alexâ€¦Approximately.