New York career woman Lainey Wolfe feels something is lacking in her life after she visits her best friend, Farrell Cole. Farrell seemingly has it all: an adoring husband, a beautiful home, and three children to make the dreams worthwhile. When Farrell and her husband are killed in a tragic accident, Lainey is forced to step into the shoes she has coveted. The choices she must make are difficult. Career or family? Passion or love? To further complicate her life, Lainey finds herself falling for Farrell's ne'er-do-well brother, Penn, and discovers many unpleasant secrets about Farrell that would do better to stay hidden. As much as she would love to suppress her feelings for Penn, and keep Farrell's reputation spotless, Lainey discovers that nothing worthwhile is easy, and that of course nothing is ever what you expect it will be.
suspenseful - will keep you on the edge of your seat!
This is a good light mystery. Easy read, pulls you in and makes it difficult to put the book down until you've finished.
This book almost lost me at first. I was a little put off by some stuff in the beginning and I almost stopped reading it. It got better though and I had to know how it ended. I felt the ending was rushed compared to the rest of the book and could have been better. Still, Im glad I finally read this book that has been on my bookshelf for over a decade.
Lainey has been best friends with Farrell since grade school and she loves her kids Riley and Tim. At a Christmas party at their house she admires the life her friend has. She finally gets a job offer to design her own cartoon character and her career is about to take off when she gets a call that rocks her world. Her friend and her husband have died in a freak accident and Lainey had agreed to be their guardian if anything happened to them. She never thought anything would really happen and realized she had been too quick to agree to just drop her life and take care of her friends children in their own home. She does love the kids though and she did her best to juggle her job and take care of them while they are going through the trauma of losing both parents but she notices some things that bother her. She starts to wonder if it was really an accident that took her friends life.