This could be a "Poor Boy meets Rich Girl and falls in love" story, except the poor boy drives a Porsche. I laughed the whole way through, staying up until 2 a.m. last night to finish the book.
Rich girl heiress Shelby, a Philadelphia Main Line socialite, flees by bus to reconsider her pending marriage to rich boy jerk, Parker the IV. She lands in East Wapaneken, PA and decides to have a bit of an adventure. Having her platinum credit card canceled by the Jerk in a move to bring her back, puts the adventure in a new light. She successfully copes with learning "to go Dutch," shopping in a department store from the clearance racks, and earning a living working as a hostess in a family restaurant. During the course of the book, she develops a taste for Snapple, Tastykake snacks, and bowling.
Poor boy Quinn, who is actually co-owner of a security service, avoids handling the R and R (Rich and Repulsive) cases. But with his blue-blooded partner sidelined with an injury (you'll just have to read the book to discover what and how), he has to take this case of locating and protecting the heiress, without her knowing of course. He poses as a writer, rents an apartment in the same building as Shelby's, and falls in love.
Shelby's dysfunctional family consists of brother Somerton, who controls the money; his "very good companion" Jeremy, who lives in the family mansion; and Uncle Lush, er Alfred, who also winds up in East W., when Somerton pitches him out. Uncle, who is between allowance checks, takes a job as busboy in the same restaurant.
Roommate, Brandy; her fiancé of 12 years Gary, his Mama keeps postponing the wedding; elderly mayor Mrs. Brobst, who drives a '67 Caddy; the regulars, a group of graying unemployed Viet Nam Green Beret vets; Joseph and Francis, two goons who are making sure Uncle doesn't skip out on his gambling debts but assist with the music for the benefit Shelby organizes, among others augment the cast of characters.