Can a serious pro swimmer turn a lingerie model into a “real” swim beast over one rocky, lusty summer?
Jack LaGuardia is a serious swimmer, a serious student, a serious person. He eats, swims, studies, repeats. He has no time for frivolous things like dating, drinking, or parties. He certainly doesn’t have time for supermodel turned movie starlets like Kelsey Carlisle, who is basically a Victoria’s Secret underwear model party girl. Just because she thinks she’s now an actress doesn’t mean the world is going to think so, or take her seriously as one. They meet one hot summer in sunny Los Angeles, two people who can’t stand each other at first, and sparks fly, both the good kind and the bad, as they try to make a situation work for both of them, because he needs her money, and she needs his skill.
She’s hired Jack to teach her to swim for a part in a movie so she’ll look more “legit,” but he’s for sure going to need more than four months to make Kelsey Carlisle look like an Olympic swimmer, right? And he’s definitely not going to fall for her, just because she’s beautiful and sexy and used to walk on a runway in lingerie, right? And there’s no way she’d fall for such a goody-two-shoes, stick in the mud, just because he’s got a totally hot bod to die for, would she?
This is a love story between the most unlikely couple you’re ever going to meet. They hate each other the first time they meet, because she thinks he’s stodgy and square and boring, and he thinks she’s flighty and silly and maybe a little trashy. And, it takes a little time, but she starts to see that maybe he’s just dependable, and kind, and mature, and that those things can be nice, especially when things go terribly wrong in her life and she needs a grown up to depend on. And he starts to see that she’s serendipitous and mercurial funny and fun, maybe she just needs someone to hold onto when things get rough for her, and that he can be that person for her.
This is a classic story of opposites attracting, of two halves making a whole, of two completely different people completing each other.