Deceived by her husband in the most humiliating way possible, Marissa Neil discovers nothing in her life was as it seemed. She’s asked to pick up not only the pieces of her life, but also to clean up the mess he left behind.
Luckily, her friend and old high school sweetheart, police officer Jordan Wayne, has remained a steady part of her life, and she can count on him for help. In fact, he’s willing to do more - he’d like a second chance at showing her what real love is like.
But the courts grant custody of Marissa’s adopted daughter to another, and she finds herself tangled in still more deception and lies in the fight to bring her daughter home. When love reignites, will betrayal prevent her from having the family she’s always dreamed of?
Sensuality Level: Sensual
About the Author
Erin McCauley resides in the Pacific Northwest with her three children, writing deeply moving love stories that will have you believing in happily ever after.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is definitely a novel that lives up to its name. Lies and betrayal permeate every aspect of this story. As a reader you definitely come to understand how perception is key and how honesty will get you everything. McCauley’s descriptions are articulate and approachable, giving her readers a sense of the main character’s inner turmoil. Emotions run high in this tale. McCauley has the ability to shift from emotional scenes to racy ones smoothly, keeping you fully immersed in the story. She had me laughing and crying throughout. It was fantastic. OMG! The characters in this novel were great. The female lead was strong and weak at the same time. It was an amazing balance that made her seem so real and realistic. The male lead was a blockhead who couldn’t get himself out of the sticky situation he was in. It was intriguing watching him proceed knowing both what he was up against and what the female lead was perceiving. And even don’t get me started on the supporting cast. It may not have been large but those who were there were brilliant. You can’t help but love the sister/best friend. Talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place. And she was just so much fun to get to know. Overall? This book was emotionally draining, but in that good way. It was one of those stories you have to read all the way through, hoping against hope. I’d definitely recommend it to those who enjoy seeing the good come out of the ashes. It may have been my first read by this author but it definitely won’t be my last. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.