In the close-knit community of Chesapeake Shores, Maryland, Susie O'Brien and Mack Franklin's "e;not dating"e; claim befuddles everyone, especially since the two spend every spare minute together.Susie's thrilled when their friendship finally heats up. Then, just when happily-ever-after seems within reach, Mack loses the job he loves and Susie faces a devastating diagnosis. But O'Briens always unite in a crisis. Even her cousin Jess, Susie's rival for most of their lives, becomes her staunchest supporter-especially when Mack's former lover comes to town.The stakes are higher than ever before, but Susie's definitely up to the challenge. . . as long as Mack's right there by her side.