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.
This is so different than anything that I have read by Colleen Hoover. In such a good way. Usually I can’t put down her books, and in that aspect, this was exactly the same. The story, the characters, it all draws you and from the beginning and hooks you.
This was written for the perspective of both the mother, Morgan, and daughter, Clara, of the story. After the patriarch of the family, Chris, dies in a tragic (albeit scandalous) fashion, they have to learn to navigate each other and themselves, while holding secrets they believe they’re protecting each other from.
I wish that this story could have gone on for another 200 pages. I enjoyed the characters, and the world they lived in. I give this book 4 stars.