They'll be best friends forever, and that is the problem.
Marco is the best friend a girl could ever want. Lydia just wishes he loved her, too, but it's hopeless. So she takes charge of her life and sets out to put distance between them. Otherwise, she risks pining away for the rest of her life all alone, like her mother once did. Except even her mother has found someone to love. So when a guy in one of Lydia's college classes asks her out, she sees her big chance to get over Marco.
Marco has breezed through his love life, but the rest of it hasn't been quite so breezy. He was orphaned at ten, and his older brother raised him. Now eighteen, Marco owns the Silva Brothers' Brewpub with his brother, Theo, and works the bar and charms the ladies. But his old pain-avoidance tactics have caught up with him. He's kept Lydia at bay. They're best friends, but best friends can grow close. By the time he realizes he's in over his head, she finds someone to date. He didn't see that coming.
In the small coastal town of Pine Harbor, Lydia's Christmas wish could come true, but she'll never know it.