Irenes got big dreamssomeday shes going to own an exclusive salon in L.A. Its a good thing she has dreams, since her reality is harsh. Shes just been fired from her moms beauty salon for her tear-jerking shampooing technique, and is forced to take the only other job she can findbabysitting. Now shes stuck at the beach entertaining kids while everyone else is having a glamorous summer. Will she ever get a life? Then Irene meets Starla, a mind-bogglingly beautiful lifeguard, whose diva attitude, dangerous obsessions, male admirers, and fiery blog hold enough real-life drama and romance to fill a book. Suddenly Irene finds that the countdown to real life is over and her fate is in her own hands.