Lisa's fiance, Mike Brennan, in his rookie year with the NFL suggests he and Lisa get married immediately to give the kids a home. In her grief, Lisa searches for legal directives or a will her parents might have left--a fruitless effort--and finally agrees with Mike. They marry.
Moving from a rural town to a big city, they leave close friends behind. Mike is second backup QB for the Boston Riders and focused on his dream career. His potential earnings would solve all problems. Lisa insists the children are not charity cases, and she works full-time to supplement their income.
Lisa becomes overwhelmed with the responsibilities of daily life, and Mike is no help. Grief is a constant companion. She has no time or interest in socializing with other football wives. She twice tries to return to school, but winds up dropping out. When Mike moves them into a large, expensive house in Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood, Lisa resents another upheaval especially one where she feels out of place.
Most of all, however she's haunted by thoughts of her parents' expectations. Is she a good enough mom? Are they proud of her? Slowly, the issues lead to a meltdown of the marriage.
Has love died? or has it been buried beneath the obligations faced by two very young people armed only with good intentions?
Linda grew up in Queens, NY and earned her B.A. and M.S. at Hunter College. She's also lived in Massachusetts, Texas and currently resides with her husband in the Tampa, Florida area. "Enjoying different regions of the United States has been a wonderful experience, and I've made life-long friends everywhere."
Linda's written over a dozen contemporary romances, three books of general fiction focusing on families in crisis, and a memoir about surviving breast cancer twice. She's won industry awards such as the Holt Medallion, the Award of Excellence and the Write Touch Reader's Award through Romance Writers of America. To learn more, please visit her website: www.linda-barrett.com