Keep My Heart in San Francisco
by Amelia Diane Coombs
Simon Pulse (June 23rd, 2020)
Caroline “Chuck” Wilson has big plans for spring break—hit up estate sales to score vintage fashion finds and tour a fashion school she dreams of attending. But her dad wrecks those plans when he asks her to spend vacation working the counter at Bigmouth’s Bowl, her family’s failing bowling alley. Making things astronomically worse, Chuck finds out her dad is way behind on back rent—meaning they might be losing Bigmouth’s, the only thing keeping Chuck’s family in San Francisco.
And the one person other than Chuck who wants to do anything about it? Beckett Porter, her annoyingly attractive ex-best friend.
So when Beckett propositions Chuck with a plan to make serious cash infiltrating the Bay Area action bowling scene, she accepts. But she can’t shake the nagging feeling that she’s acting irrational—too much like her mentally ill mother for comfort. Plus, despite her best efforts to keep things strictly business, Beckett’s charm is winning her back over... in ways that go beyond friendship.
If Chuck loses, Bigmouth’s Bowl and their San Francisco legacy are gone forever. But if she wins, she might just get everything she ever wanted.