- File Size: 865 KB
- Print Length: 297 pages
- Publisher: Shannyn Leah (July 6, 2015)
- Publication Date: July 6, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0785H8RR4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,729 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Sydney had a teenage pregnancy that resulted in her daughter Haylee. She has been raising Haylee with the help of her sisters, and Joan, the mother of Haylee's dad. Both her son and husband died in a car accident before Haylee was born.
Joan's, step-son, Jake Stow runs/owns a restaurant and bar in town. He left town when Sydney was sixteen without letting her know. Prior to that they were high school sweethearts. They are best friends now. Sexual tension builds between them. They finally give in to their feelings. In the back of Sydney's mind she's living with the fear that he'll leave her again.
They both have secrets. They have to decide to live with those secrets or take a chance with telling those secrets.
This series gets better with each book. I seem to connect more with the characters even more as the series goes along.
I love the dynamics of the McAdams sisters. Each one of them is unique in their own way.
Sydney was in love but she didn't trust Jake not to leave again. When she was 16, he left without telling her & didn't come back for years. He wouldn't talk about the time he was gone. How could she trust him again? How could she trust him with the truth?
This series has been a wonderful find. Shannyn Leah creates realistic three dimensional characters that struggle with real life problems. Both Jake & Sydney need to learn to trust again & put their love on the line. Each book can be read as a stand alone but reading them all gives you a better understanding of the family history & dynamics. The McAdams sisters fight, argue, love & torment each other like most sisters do. They are also there when they need each other. By starting this book & introducing us to Jake at Haylee's junior high graduation, the readers' emotions are hooked & the plot twists & secrets keep them engrossed until the end. The secrets revealed at the end remind the reader that nothing is ever all it seems to be.
The synopsis of the book starts out, "Jake Stow is a runner." But this is not true. In the beginning of the book you get the idea that he is a runner; but what you learn is that loves his family deeply. He loved his Mother and Sister and so he went after them to try and help them, to protect them. Sydney to Jake is family too. They have known each other since they were little. I get the idea that he didn't come back to Sydney when he first went after his Mom and Dad because of fear of putting her in danger.
Jake and Sydney have had their ups and downs in their relationship; but they have always loved one another. Even when they thought it was over or had no hope. They are just about to get their relationship together and move to the next level when Bam! Jake's Mother shows up with his sister's 3 children and he doesn't know if his sister is dead or alive.
Jake feels that he doesn't deserve Sydney and that she would be better with someone else. He tries to break them up for Sydney's own good, (he tells himself.) She sees through it and is badly hurt. But the love is two strong between the two of them.