"Virginia Hughes, the ice princess of Cascade High, had defined herself with money, prestige and power. With her father's fortunes collapsing as rapidly as his marriage, and her life crumbling, Virginia had managed to maintain exactly one friend and almost nothing else. Now, with her father squeezed on every side and hanging onto his last property for dear life, Virginia decided to jump into the fray to help him. And jumping in blindly with both feet, she landed squarely on the night watch with Steve Carter, a barely-anything entity in her estimation. Rapidly becoming the target of all her anger, Carter's stoic personality becomes the only anchor left in her unwinding world, where the creepy old Cascade Hotel represents her family's only hope. But whether she can survive long enough to even embrace that hope is the real question."-- Provided by publisher.