Unlike Marcus, Ambrose is saddled with a wildly overprotective mother who keeps her son on a pretty tight leash. So it's no wonder that he keeps secrets from her, especially about his friendship with the landlords' son. Cosmo just got out of jail and is trying to figure out what to do with his life. When Ambrose discovers that he and Cosmo share a love of Scrabble, he talks Cosmo into taking him to the West Side Scrabble Club. Cosmo is reluctant until he meets Amanda, the club's director. One small deception leads to another until everyone's secrets are exposed in tumultuous fashion.
A fun, rollicking read, with memorable characters and an optimistic ending.