By Paula Treick DeBoard
4 out of 5 stars
Megan Mazeros and Lauren Mabrey become roommates in their private college and become fast friends. They are from two different worlds. Megan grew up in Kansas with her parents. Her father suffered a long and painful illness. An illness that holds a big secret for Megan. Lauren grew up the daughter of a Senator in a well-to-do family. She is what you would call the “black sheep”. Her mother is always sweeping in to sweep everything under the rug. As we go back and forth in time, we learn about the lies that both women have told each other and others and the biggest lie that changes everything.
This book is so on topic right now. It describes the courage it takes to come forward with a story of abuse so perfectly. I felt every fear, every sadness, every triumph. It was also about becoming the person you are meant to be and shedding the things we have held onto for so long. Both characters are flawed, they are human, but you want so much for both of them. The writer writes in such a way as if you are actually there, a fly on the wall, watching everything transpire. It is timely. It is hard at times. It is a very good read.
Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for this wonderful book.