Mari Quay is a bestselling author who has one weakness:
Her literary agent challenges her to write for her fans and keep up with the wildly trending romance genre. But there’s just one problem.
Mari has never been in love.
Mari’s best friend owns a bakery by the shore in Avalon, NJ. She offers a change of scenery to the struggling writer in exchange for summer help.
That’s where Mari meets the unusual town librarian, Ben McGregor.
On a drunken night out, Mari admits to Ben her predicament. He offers a unique proposal: Dating for scientific research. The two spend the summer figuring the ins and outs of romance and all the awkward opportunities that go with it so Mari can write her book.
By the time the summer is over, will Mari have her next bestseller?
Or will she perhaps find her forever muse?