I wasn’t given a choice. Not when I did my first line of cocaine. Not when I became a single mother. But I changed, and every decision I’ve made was to protect myself and my son from my weaknesses—and my past.
Until Jude came along and made me question everything, even my own secrets.
The sins I carry with me can never be discovered. Life handed me broken bits of people and left me to construct my own world, and it’s too fragile to take a chance on Jude Mercer.
We write our own stories.
We build our own prisons.
We weave our own lies.
We commit the sins that bind us.
✯✯5 Forgiving Stars!!!✯✯
I had been dying to read this the minute I read the synopsis. I must say I liked it better then I originally thought I was going too. This book is all about family, friendships, addiction and loss. It was my favorite by Geneva Lee so far.
Faith lives a very low key life. It revolves around working with her best friend and roommate Amie. Her 4yr old son Max who is deaf and her weekly Narcotics Anonymous meetings. That has been Faith's life for years since she moved there. She was perfectly OK with her routine and with the people in her life. That was until Jude walked into her NA meeting one night.
Faith instantly hates Jude. But, he also makes her curious. Faith is curious about Jude. Nothing but bad news radiates off Jude. He's a mystery to her and she doesn't know why.
Jude ends up working his way into Faith and Max's life. Jude is always popping up help fix things around the house or to hang out with Max. Faith is not sure what she wants to do about Jude. Even though he's the first guy to effect her in such a long time. All Faith keeps seeing is she met him in at a NA meeting. Faith refuses to put her sobriety at risk for herself and Max for anyone. Even if everything about Jude screams yes. Until both their pasts comes out and Faith realizes maybe them meeting wasn't by accident. Faith must figure out if she should take max and run or stay and prepare for a fight.
I legit couldn't put this down. There was more then one story going on in this book. There's the present time and the past. The one with Faith and her twin sister Grace. At first I was confused when it flipped back and forth. But, I loved seeing where everything started for Faith and why choices were made. Even though there was one huge choice I didn't agree with. I guess she thought there was no other choice and that's sad. I'm also glad the romance in this book didn't go fast. Faith knew what she could and couldn't handle and Jude respected it.
Geneva did an excellent job at reminding you that people can be addicted to more then just alcohol and drugs. That there's so much more to it then what everybody knows. I really did love this book.
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