Emma and Bobby Ross enjoy a charmed life on the shores of Miami Beach. They are a model family with a successful business, an uncomplicated marriage, and two blessedly typical twin daughters, Zoe and Lily. They are established members of a tight-knit community.
Then, on the night of the girls’ fifteenth birthday party, they learn of Zoe’s heartbreaking mistake—a private and humiliating indiscretion that goes viral and thrusts her and her family into the center of a shocking public scandal.
As the family’s core is shattered by disgrace, judgment, and retribution, the fallout takes its toll. But for Emma, the shame runs deeper. Her daughter’s reckless behavior has stirred memories of her own secrets that could break a marriage, a family, and friendships forever (From Goodreads)
Thank you Getred PR, Negalley, and Amazon Publishing for the free copy of this book, in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Let me just say, I have a 14 year old daughter, and for that reason alone, Zoe’s mistake terrifies me. I can only hope that my daughter makes smart choices, and realizes that once it’s on the internet, it NEVER goes away!
I enjoyed this book, I liked that it showed the lengths a mom will go to protect her kids. Even if your kid does something you view as entirely stupid, your need to protect them is over-whelming sometimes. I found this book to be well paced, and enjoyable to read. It flowed nicely, and I found myself anticipating the ending, at first it was to see who started the public scandal, and then because I wanted to see why, and after finding out all of that, I needed to see the outcome, what happened to everyone involved? Kids and parents.
The only negative I do have to say, and this is just a personal choice for me. I am not a fan of words like “Nosh” i.e. teen slang, when it’s being used by an adult. Just a pet peeve, please do not let that detract from wanting to read this book.
Overall, I enjoyed this book, it was fast paced, enjoyable, while not being super heavy, or intense. It was based on a problem that a lot of teenagers go through, because of poor choices they make, and I felt that Weinstein did a fantastic job capturing that.
If you or someone you love is a victim of revenge porn, or sexual cyber harrassment, you are not alone. Organizations such as the Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project https://www.cyberrightsproject.com/
And, The Cyber Civil Rights Initiative https://www.cybercivilrights.org/
And, Without My Consent http://withoutmyconsent.org/
These websites are all available to help you or your loved ones.