Eleven-year-old Charlene is not impressed with Merry, her
new guardian. Clearly the woman needs some major help in
the parenting department. Their neighbor Jack could be the
right man for the jobâ€”but it doesn't look as though the two
grown-ups are ever going to get together without help.
Jack recognizes a short-distance runner when he sees one,
and Merry fits the bill. The gorgeous party girl is so
unprepared to take charge of the totally fun-proof
Charlene, he almost feels sorry for her. Almost.
Merry is in way over her head. Who would have thought that
a vow written on a cocktail napkin would make her a parent
long before her timeâ€¦or that a rock-solid man and a serious
little girl would ever become the two most important people
in her life?
Merry has finally found something worth fighting for. Now
all she has to do is figure out just how to fight!