Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike.
Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn’t want to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn’t have a spontaneous bone in her body.
With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris—Morgan’s husband, Clara’s father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. The heartbreaking and long-lasting consequences will reach far beyond just Morgan and Clara.
While struggling to rebuild everything that crashed around them, Morgan finds comfort in the last person she expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she’s been forbidden to see. With each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together.
3 out of 5 stars
I have loved every single book I have ever read of Colleen’s and even gave them all 5 stars, but unfortunately that just wasn’t the case with this book.
I did not see that first twist coming at all and was sitting there with my mouth hanging open. After the first big shock, I was interested to see how it was going to play out and effect everyone. This is where a couple of my issues come in. First of all, nobody talked to each other and wanted to keep secrets, which just really annoyed me. My other issue was Clara. I didn’t like her for the majority of the book. I understand that she didn’t have all of the information, but jumping to that conclusion instead of trying to find out what’s going on and then treating Morgan the way she did really rubbed me the wrong way.
Another issue I had was with the letters that Morgan discovered. It felt like there was this big build up to her finally reading them and getting some answers. So when she ripped them up that was a huge disappointment and left the reader with a lot of unanswered questions.
I’m honestly not sure how I feel about Morgan and Jonah. I don’t feel like I was able to completely get behind their pairing since we didn’t get very much of their backstory and it came across as them just being thrown together.
My favorite part of the book was probably the last 10% or so with what Miller did for Clara. I thought that was really sweet.
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.