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Secrets always come out
Reviewed in the United States on November 17, 2020
Jackie Hinkerson learned how to wall herself off from others at an early age. Her devious abusive and manipulative father demanded ultimate obedience not only from her but her mother Marietta as well. When Mark O'Brien came into her life in high school, she knew to keep their relationship a secret. She did not want anything to happen to Mark because of her controlling father. According to Jackie, the best thing to happen was when her father died, releasing her and her mother from his tyranny, or so she thought. He was controlling them from his grave calling her back home to take care of her grieving mother to do his will.
When Mark O'Brien saw Jackie for the first time in sixteen years, he was thrown back into time remembering how she abandoned him after his accident. He wanted to hate her. But all is not what it appears to be. He knows that Jackie still has walls up and is hiding something and he's determined to find out what. He and Jackie know that after all this time, the fire of their love still remains.
Tiffany always writes a well-plotted and executed story and this one represents her craft well. She executed the revealing of the dramatic plots to this story bit by bit, teasing the reader and revealing the plot at the right time and place. I just loved this couple. Mark, even though he was in a wheelchair, he was a very strong and able man with the air of a man with lots of confidence and swagger. He has enough confidence to protect the woman he loves. I also just love Mark and his brother Connor and his wife Resha's relationship. The brothers have a very loving and typical relationship. Jackie's love for her mother is what makes her work hard to protect her and make sure she is safe from her father's control from the grave. Mark and Jackie deserve their second chance and worked hard to get their HEA.