James Morrison is a man who women love. Good-looking. Talented. Great fun to be with. And of course, he loves women. But he has one flaw: He can't commit.
Samantha Collins is determined not to make the same mistakes her mother made: living day to day off the government and loving the wrong, loser men. Since the age of 16, she's had her life outlined better than any AAA road map. Her plans include marrying Charles Winthrope III and bearing Charles Winthrope IV in three years. But fate has a way of intervening and destroying the best-laid plans.
Sam always thought she had too much sense to simply fall for James when they spend time together because he's helping her improve her relationship with Charles. She tumbles. Hard. He's sexy, fun, and likes to play. But when an incident forces Sam to realize James will never fit into her plans, she finds out that she and her mother have more in common than she'd thought: They both chase after the impossible.
James is the third in the California series, where four friends, caught in a time warp, can't move on because they're stuck on their own ideas of the perfect dream. But sometimes, life works in mysterious ways, and they are forced by circumstances to change.