Manhattan Beach native Lovette has two rules in life. One: no surfing. Not after her brother’s accident. Two: absolutely, no dating. But after Jake Evans walks into her life, following these two simple rules gets a lot more complicated. As their relationship grows, she begins to question what it means to be faithful: to her family, to God, but mostly, to herself. Beyond the Break is a funny and gorgeous debut novel about a girl experiencing her first love.