Maya Smith falls in love with the men that bring danger, violence, and scandal leaving her to face a murderer and risk her life doing so. This a story told in three different views including Maya Smith, Bre Smith, and Rylie Questador. Maya's story involves her struggles to make it as a single mom, who gets a break in life. She has a new career, new house, and everything a person could ask for, but a man to love. Bre Smith is her daughter and has the mentality of your average teen with a strong personality. Rylie is Bre's best friend, who has come from a hard life with an absent father, deceased mother, and the sister from hell. He comes into the story as a broke character looking for a mom and love. Maya is a loving person, who is the glue in the family that brings healing to Rylie in need. Bre brought Rylie into her family from a lie she tells her mother in order to have Rylie around. The lies told have gone so long that no one can fix them.
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As time passes, a relationship and bond has been established between Rylie and Maya leaving Bre in a jealous place. So, when the new guy, Denny comes along Rylie has misgivings about him while Bre supports her mother. The two men have a mistrust and a natural friction. Not until Bre and Rylie are away, Maya sees Denny in a new light when she discovers Denny is cheating on her. So, when Maya confronts him, he becomes this violent and evil person that attacks Maya. Fortunately for her, she survives this attack and left hurt on her doorstep badly injured. Rylie takes on a new role in Maya's life as he takes care of her in her lowest point. No one could have predicted this but everyone was left trying to pick up the pieces in Maya's life. In one moment, life changes for Maya when Rylie becomes her hero and soon the man to heal her broken heart.
After a moment of vulnerability, a kiss between Rylie and Maya changes their relationship from family to scandal as they share a moment of sure lust. Now there are more secrets between these three characters. The next night they both regret what happened between each other. One moment mother and son relationship to lovers. The romance continues even thou Maya knows it is wrong, but the attraction to each other brings hotter nights for the two. Maya struggles with the relationship knowing the damage it can do to her relationship with her daughter and the legal ramifications involved. She becomes torn with all the secrets while Rylie pursues her. The lies between them come to a halt when Bre discovers them together. All of them are now trying to fix it after all the secrets are brought out in the open. The family must deal with the scandal before it becomes problematic for all of the parties involved.
As they fix this scandal, the more they have to hide and create more secrets so Maya and Rylie together can continue their relationship. A new family member comes into Maya's house, who is a near relative of Rylie. A relationship of scandal takes on another face as Rylie's family member, Ronnie becomes Maya's new fiancée who is expecting a child to cover up their scandalous relationship. Life starts to settle down as the lies and deceit cover up the truth. The family of Maya, Bre, Rylie, and now Ronnie has become the new normal. But, things start to change when Denny comes back for revenge.
Denny brings the true evil into their lives when he comes after Maya and her baby. Life now changes as everyone is trying to keep her safe. Rylie's absent father resurfaces and it sends fury into the lives. Meanwhile, a stir crazy person Maya has become, so she goes out trying to put together the pieces as she questions the neighbors about Denny. It turns into a cat and mouse game as Maya is trying to find Denny to put him behind bars and Denny is going after her in his deadly plans for Maya. A true sociopath serial killer has surfaced and Maya is the intended victim. While Rylie's family is trying to protect her, they leave her vulnerable to Denny when he kidnaps her.
The family must work together and put their past behind them if they plan on saving her. This family's secrets are surfacing and Rylie finally discovers the truth behind his mother's death or otherwise her murder. The race in on to find her and she is playing mind games with Denny trying to figure why he is so set on killing her. Soon she figures out that all of this has nothing to do with her but Rylie's mom's murder. Maya attempts to escape leaving her badly injured and left for dead. She now must live with the trauma and the pain she feels when she wakes up in the hospital. She is angry after she figures out why Denny came after her and lashes out.
Best part of story, including ending:
The story was really good but started kind of slow because the author was very descriptive from the details of her past to the house she lives in. After the 7th chapter or so, the action is intense and the love scenes are crazy with full description. The book also has realistic conversation and the characters thought process was given making it easy to understand it all.
Favorite scene in story: The story was really good but started kind of slow because the author was very descriptive from the details of her past to the house she lives in. After the 7th chapter or so, the action is intense and the love scenes are crazy with full description. The book also has realistic conversation and the characters thought process was given making it easy to understand it all.
Best scene in story:
I think my favorite scene is when Rylie takes care of her after she is beaten and bruised because it shows how much a person can love another. He was very sensitive toward how she felt about the attack on her. Rylie takes control of the situation by calling Bre and then calling the doctor.
Opinion about the main character:
I liked how bold Maya was in going after Denny when most people would just play it safe. She was very strong because people would fall apart if put in a bad situation. The character is brave for standing up to Denny and fighting back