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?
but the delay was especially important in this book considering the relationship that Lacey was getting out of and her desire to change the path on which her life seemed to be headed. Fortunately Everett’s issues kept him from moving their relationship forward before she was ready. We learn that both have very good reasons for being cautious, but despite this there is very little back and forth angst (ie, will he, won’t he) that is so common in the New Adult genre.
This does not mean that there isn’t conflict and turmoil, but I never felt the need to slap some sense into either of them while reading the book.