It’s a question Lacey St. James asks herself every day. Stuck raising her little brother in a trailer park while she works a dead end job at a grocery store, she has a stalker exboyfriend, a bad reputation, and no way out. And then, she meets Everett, who changes her entire existence.
Everett is an outsider who’s housesitting his family’s mansion off the coast, and for reasons Lacey can’t understand, he’s completely transfixed by her. He seems determined to show her that life can offer more than she’d ever hoped for, if only she believes in herself. She desperately yearns to trust him, but what happens when she finds out that everything he’s told her is a lie?
find a way to make a life for herself. Everett, hiding secrets regarding who he is and what family he comes from, has a heart of gold. His every motive is towards helping others, being a kind person. They both are truly what each other need in life. While Lacey seemed to have one disaster after another, she finally lands in a place where she can make real friends and have a piece of independence. She has also found the love and connection with Everett, even though her old boyfriend won’t leave her alone. When she is faced with an event that is going to tear her family apart, she decides she had to save her sibling from the same life she had. I really fell in love with Lacey and her survivor attitude, but she seemed flat emotionally most of the time. I would have expected this character to be more intense with what she faced.
while it began to wear on me while I was reading.