Laila Levin enjoys a successful marriage and a thriving career as an I.T. executive in Austin, Texas, but she can't quite shake her lifelong sense of not truly belonging anywhere.
When her company announces a major layoff, Laila finds herself caught between an unscrupulous CEO and her promiscuous boss. Then news of her college roommate's suicide stirs up a dark secret involving three devious friends from her past. One has betrayed a vow, another wants to rekindle their romance, and the third is out for revenge.
Suddenly for Laila, it's 1969 again. She's only 17, and she's left her sheltered home in Long Island for college in Connecticut. Amid protests of the Vietnam War, she's tempted by the sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll that rule her generation. Laila gets swept up in a deceptive love triangle with two older locals and initiated into their unethical hippie family. Too late she realizes her search to belong has led to tragedy.
Laila must now juggle the demands of her perplexed husband and her baby boomer past forcing her to make choices that endanger her survival and challenge her conscience.
She learns that the lines between right and wrong are often blurred, and sometimes you have to risk everything to be true to yourself.
©2012 Lara Reznik (P)2013 Lara Reznik
Lots of people would like it, but Boomers will love it. It is fun reading, great story, lots of time changes and story moves around. Interestingly written. Love the language of it.
Voice of reader is good.
When the main character who is innocent like I was in the 60s, gets off a plane with the drugs in her suitcase.
Can't chose, like them all.
I would not rename it. When the girl came from (protection, safety) and where she went....Wow
I read it last summer and just now getting around to the review. I am doing the review because the book stuck in my brain.
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