This is a fun read. Although the cover makes me think of summer on a beach, it takes place in New York city where there's too many fun and exciting experiences to mention.
Finding out that her long-term boyfriend cheats on her and thinks nothing of it, Jasmine writes to a help column, written by her cousin, for advice. Her parents are all about her relationship with her professor who employs her to get the advantage she needs for future success, so an objective view is necessary.
More advice from a best friend and the the Summer of Me evolved. Don't date men, use them for a confidence building fling.
Fine idea, but not really Jasmine's style.
Men everywhere. Of course Ford appears, all handsome and touchable. Naturally he has issues. Past (maybe still current?) girlfriend, work related to Jasmine's employment, and acts like a know-it-all.
Not good at the "fling" thing, especially when she's interested, Jasmine plays her cards tightly and probes the idea of a casual relationship complete with the sex.
As summer, the work, and college looms, Jasmine makes a big decision on how to tie her future plans with a complicated and arousing man. Hopefully her family will back her, but a girls got to do what a girls got to do!