Shocked to learn of the death of her summer love, Tyler Peck, Jessica Collins can’t imagine loving every again. Her heartbreak turns to joy when Tyler begins to visit her in her dreams, creating a beach paradise for only the two of them to share.
Soon all Jessica wants to do is sleep in order to spend time with Tyler. Her real life is slipping away into dream land. Her mother, sick with worry, forces Jessica to take a job at the public library with the hope Jessica will stop sleeping her life away.
Jessica finds herself in unlikely friendships with an aspiring writer named Eric Wheeler and a peculiar old woman named Betty. Working together with Eric on his novel and helping Betty fill in the pieces of her past, Jessica finds herself torn between choosing a real life for herself or staying in her dream world where summer never ends.