Life is good for high school teacher Jenna Bianchi. She loves her job. She has a pet parrot with attitude. And there's a handsome math teacher who wants to be more than just friends. But everything changes when Michael Tayler walks into her classroom.

With a smart mouth and a swagger to match, Michael is a problem from the very first day. His school records scream troublemaker, and Jenna wonders if the new school year is already doomed. But when she reads Michael's first poetry assignment, she recognizes it for what it truly is: a cry for help.

Michael sets into motion a chain of events that turns Jenna's perfect life upside-down and threatens to destroy her career. Faced with a challenge unlike anything she's ever known, Jenna commits to doing what no one has done for Michael Tayler before.