New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe delivers a
powerful and provocative new novel about one woman's search
for love in a world where secrets don't always stay hidden,
friends don't always have our backs, and the choices we make
in one rash moment can change everything.
one thing Dolores Reese knows, it's how to keep a secret.
It's a skill she learned early in life, watching her best
friend Valerie Proctor do whatever it took to protect her
family from her violent stepfather. Back then, Dolores was
in foster care-just like Floyd Watson, a local boy who
intrigues Dolores from the moment they meet. Even in high
school, Dolores knows with certainty that she and Floyd are
soul mates. When one bad decision sends an innocent Floyd to
prison for life, Dolores pays clandestine visits and-out of
a mix of love and pity-promises to stick by
While Floyd's world stands still, Dolores's
horizons open up in exciting new ways when she lands a
position working for a cruise line. There, she meets Paul
Dunne, an accomplished businessman who promises her the kind
of future she's always wanted-the kind she once imagined
having with Floyd. Dolores is sure she can continue to visit
Floyd without revealing that she's now married to another
man. But when Floyd is suddenly freed on new evidence,
Dolores is torn and makes a fateful decision-to live a
double lie, devoting herself to two different husbands in
two different cities.
With Valerie as her confidante
and accomplice, Dolores hopes to pull off the ultimate
deception. But into this risky situation comes another man,
one Dolores can't resist. And if she isn't careful, Dolores
just might find out what happenswhen love, dishonesty, and
dangerous jealousy collide.