By Kristin Harmel
Lacey's international shatters whilst her dad is killed in a motor vehicle coincidence. And secretly? She appears like it's her fault. If she hadn't taken her personal candy time preparing that morning . . . good, it by no means may have occurred. Her mother wouldn't be a basket case. Her brother Logan wouldn't drink. And her little brother could nonetheless have parents.
But existence is going on no matter if you don't wish it to. And whilst Lacey will get the opportunity to make a distinction within the lives of a few humans in school, she jumps at it. Making lemonade out of lemons is her area of expertise. other than she didn't anticipate assembly a man like Sam. Or that typically? Lemonade could be a beautiful sour drink to swallow.
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