Nathan empson has just accepted the most unusual summer job of his life. With each escalating mishap, a new aspect of ellen's colorful past comes to light, exposing the secret lives of her old friends, flames, and enemies, as well as the story behind a scandalous incident Nathan must prevent her from repeating.
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