As the school year comes to a close, Melissa Rose Hartley wishes school were over and her summer at Southern Shores were underway. Frustrated with the boys at school, Melissa Rose vows to never get involved with any boy, ever—until she meets Flynn. Melissa’s adventures take her to faraway places, involve her in the neighborhood mystery, lead her to a hidden treasure, and send her stepping into a blissful friendship. Join Melissa Rose as she finds fun and adventure at her beloved summer home in Southern Shores. Author Carol Joyce shares the adventures she had growing up at the old shore home and the importance of developing friendships with boys in this inspiring story for young adults.