Set in a small southern town, death, love, hurt, friendship and anger bond Rennillia Cantinelli, Scott Herterand, Emerson Roberts and Jackson Thomas while shaping the paths they will follow into adulthood.
After a six year separation from her friends, Ren returns to the Roberts' house to start over.
Caught between love, loyalty, friendship and restrained by obligations, these four discover the bond they formed long ago is not the only thing holding them together.
Ren begrudgingly takes on the role of 'the right wife' trying to live up to everything she feels is expected of her. Focusing on the only relationship that should matter, when Emerson crosses a line in their friendship, she has no choice but to let him go.
Confused by Emerson's actions and desperately trying to keep up appearances, she confides in Jackson. Less than sympathetic, Jackson doesn't agree with her decision to be a 'new and improved' Rennillia.
She soon realizes, no matter how hard she tries to live up to everyone's expectations for her, she falls short. And when yet another tragedy occurs, things will never be the same.
Caught between who she is and who she is supposed to be, Ren faces a harsh heartbreaking reality.
Struggling with doubt, Ren finds it hard to forgive. Conflicted and hurt, she searches for a way to get her life back on track.
But when she comes face to face with the person responsible for her parent's death, a life changing secret is revealed and Ren finds herself questioning the decisions she has made.
The truth is simple. It's what comes after that makes things complicated
im so confused by this series. I'm not joking. i cant wait to read the last book and everything become clear because I'm as lost as poor Renillia right now and I'm sure to one single person ever tells her the truth. I'm deeply invested in this story it kind of pulls you in and sweeps you along with it. Renillia is trying so hard to be the perfect “stepford” wife to hert, she goes against her own personality to be the wife he wants and needs but how much longer can she go on pretending to be something she is not ? once again mary has written a great story and i adore her writing. she writes books you can feel yourself slipping into and her easy writing style gets you hooked. i have a few issues with the story as i said in my review of Renillia one but i think my issues are going to be explained as we go along the series.