Meeting her father is the miracle Wendy Tapper has always prayed for. When she meets him in New York during her senior year of high school, her life changes in more ways than she expects. He has more money than her struggling single mother, and his family owns a hotel on the island of Jamaica. She has to find a way to get close to him without disregarding her mother, or distancing herself from her best friend.
Wendy's boyfriend Paul has been her best friend for life, and he is also the one she plans to marry. The teens face an ongoing conflict between their church teaching them abstinence, and the promiscuity of their peers. By senior year, they've formed strong convictions about where they stand. They're saving themselves for each other until after they get married. The only problem is they want to get married right after they finish high school. Wendy's mother insists that they should wait until they graduate from college. Wendy is about to find out where her father stands: beside her as she walks down the aisle, or by her mom.