Author: Colleen Hoover
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.-Goodreads
Review: I love several of Hoover's books/series and she is no doubt a talented writer, but this book was a 'miss' for me. I could not relate to Morgan at all (in terms of her being a stay at home mom who seemingly wants more out of life but has never done anything about it, she reminded me a little of Kate from Firefly Lane). The purpose of this book is Morgan and Clara healing from the death of Chris (Morgan's husband and Clara's father), rebuilding their mother/daughter relationship and Morgan following her heart. The big reveal was very obvious and while I'll avoid spoilers, Morgan chooses to burn something at the end of the book that I don't see any wife actually doing in real life.
While I didn't love this, I will continue to read Hoover because anyone who can write Verity knows how to craft a story. Hopefully her next one will blow me away.