Card sharp and former wild child Hallie Palmer is in college nowâ€“and Bernard Stockton, her legal guardian, has suddenly appeared during final exams. Heâ€™s hysterical about his recent breakup with his longtime boyfriend, Gil, and wants to enlist Hallie in a scheme to win Gil back. So Hallie returns to Cosgrove County, Ohio, for the summer, to her job as live-in yard person for Bernard and his delightfully oddball mother, Olivia. Also present are Ottavio, Oliviaâ€™s hot-tempered Italian lover, whoâ€™s desperate for a wedding; Rocky, a chimpanzee whoâ€™s one Singapore Sling away from an AA meeting for primates; and Hallieâ€™s own ever-expanding family, which she fled as soon as she could slide down the drainpipe.Around town, folks assume that since Hallie isnâ€™t in jail, she clearly has no problems of her own and can therefore tackle theirs. But Hallie has plenty of troublesâ€“a looming tuition bill, gambling temptations, and an ex-boyfriend whoâ€™s back in town for the summer to upset any potential if highly unlikely (a girl can dream!) romantic flings.Yet as Hallie and company navigate lifeâ€™s unexpected paths of games lost and love found, the real truth begins to emerge: With friends, family, and a place to call home, your heartâ€™s desire is always within reach.