Brogen Mathers canât deal with teen dramaâ¦ As an empath, she is constantly bombarded with other peopleâs energies. Despite coping techniques taught by her psychologist mother, itâs often too much to bear, forcing her to avoid most activities a typical high school junior would enjoy. Jay Wilken wonât let his past define himâ¦ A dead mother and an alcoholic father brought Jay to Stanton, but he doesnât want pity. His good looks, charisma, and friendly nature quickly win over the whole student body, but he has his eye on one girlâ¦Brogen. Brogen canât believe anyone could be so genuinely nice. It has to be an act, right? But when Jay literally saves her from deadly jaws, she has to admit heâs exactly what he appears, and heâs worth risking the potential emotional upheaval. âDramaâ might as well be Becca Grantâs middle nameâ¦ Another newcomer to Stanton, Beccaâs blonde beauty and abundant attitude shoots her straight to the top of the popularity chartsâand she believes Jay belongs right there beside her. Accustomed to getting exactly what she wants, she launches a relentless mean-girl campaign to shake up Brogen and claim Jay for her own. Everything changes with a devastating diagnosisâ¦ When Jay learns he has a rare and potentially fatal disorder, he keeps it secret and begins to push Brogen away to spare her future painâwhich is exactly the sort of opening Becca is waiting for. As Jayâs well-meaning deception unravels, Brogen realizes there is much more than her heart at stakeâ¦ But how far is she willing to go to fight for someone she loves?