Jude Ryder (How awesome is that name) has a complicated past, for a 17 year old he has had more run-ins with the law than most grown men. While living in a boys home, trying to make it to eighteen is his only goal. He knows he has no future that doesn't include permanent jail time.
Lucy Larson's family has lost almost everything. They are forced to sell their home and move into their vacation home on the lake right before her senior year of high school. She agreed to the move with the understand that she will not give up dancing. She has taken ballet since she could walk and it is her love, her escape from life and her dream to go to Julliard after graduation.
Jude and Lucy meet before school starts and they have a thing for each other. Jude knows he should leave Lucy alone because trouble ALWAYS follows him and he doesn't want to bring that into her life. Lucy knows she should leave him alone, he is a bad boy and she knows he will break her heart, but he looks so good!! Things happen over the summer and they go their separate ways only to see each other on the first day of school. All the girls at school say he's hot, all the guys look down on him but know he is not someone you mess with, everyone knows he is trouble. She is the new girl that all the guys want and all the girls hate. She just wants to get though the school year and be on her way to Julliard.
They both want each other but are afraid to take the risk, can they overcome their insecurities and their past once things come back to haunt them?