Jo Walker has been a yacht stewardess for five years, spending months at a time ferrying the superrich throughout the seas. Whereas Jo loves her job and the crew, her want to get out of her consolation zone leads her to start out a 30-by-30 undertaking, full with a weblog to doc all of it. What began as a enjoyable pastime, nonetheless, has fallen by the wayside since her 11-year-old nephew, Samson—with whom she shared a birthday and a particular connection—was struck and killed by a automobile whereas driving his bike. However when her nieces, Mia and Kitty, unexpectedly arrive to spend the summer time together with her, they insist on serving to Jo verify off the ultimate few objects on her record. It’s clear that each women are struggling with out Samson, so Jo agrees to their scheme in an try to distract them. Whereas checking off No. 5 on the record—kiss a stranger—Jo meets Alex, a good-looking man she sparks with however by no means expects to see once more. That’s, till she meets her new neighbors—Alex and his energetic daughter, Greyson. After which once more when Alex turns up as the brand new chef on the yacht. As the women—all three of whom are scene-stealers, precocious and clever but complexly drawn—turn into quick buddies and romance between Jo and Alex appears inevitable, long-hidden feelings bubble over and promise to vary all of them eternally. Ruiz captures the complexities of grief and guilt via many various lenses—lack of a father or mother, loss of a kid, lack of a sibling, abandonment via loss of life but in addition by alternative—and tackles all of them with sensitivity and talent.