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Simone Jackson is struggling in her first job out of college. Running errands for a city councilman in Washington, DC, isn’t all that fun in the June heat, but Simone has big plans about being a politician, and this is a big step. Still, the humidity is hard to ignore, as is a tray of free lemonade left in front of a house with the most gorgeous garden Simone has ever seen. And the owner of the garden? Not half bad looking, either.
Natia Savea, a transplant from Samoa, is gentle, kind, and the center of the neighborhood. Her garden has become a paradise for everyone around to come and beat the heat. Natia soon becomes the center of Simone’s life, too.
But when Natia’s home is threatened, can Simone take on City Council and save the day … and the woman she’s grown to love?