Pat was a grandmother of a nine-year-old boy, Jimmy, who was the son of her delinquent and drug-using son, Tom. After Jimmy's father died, he grew up to be a successful man, got married, and had children. When Jimmy took his family on vacation, they met a tragic accident. Jimmy decided to investigate his mother's death, and while locating relatives, he ran into a cousin who tried to blackmail him.... Jimmy, once again, faced death....
Chloe and Doug fall in love, and seem to live what looks like a normal life. However, both of them have secret lives that they have not revealed to each other. Chloe killed Alyssa during a fight over a guy Chloe was dating and whom Alyssa was seeing behind Chloe's back - all before she met Doug. Doug was seeing other wealthy women and stealing from them to support his gambling habits.
"This book wasn't for me."
Paige and Jordan fall in love, and seem to live what looks like a normal life. However, their tastes are quite expensive, and soon find themselves out of money. Each of them has a secret life that they have not revealed to the other. Paige lets her friends know that Jordan is at fault; Jordan blames Paige. They both blame the other for not giving them what they want. They make friends, but end up scamming them, oftentimes without the other knowing.
With her doctor's encouragement, Susan writes her story to find peace over the loss of her husband. Her story began when she met Harris, and they planned on getting married. But she ended up with Bob for a short while, before he was in an accident. Now she is working at her uncle's motel in a small Midwestern town, where she has a lot of time to write and where she imagines all sorts of things. She begins categorizing people as vanilla, strawberry, or lemon people.
"Not my style"
Sarah and Brad's home was invaded, and Brad ended up in the hospital. Sarah decides they need to move when he gets out. However, while she is at home that evening, a few grizzly people barge into the apartment, saying they are going to paint it. Sarah can't understand this and decides they were sent by the people who invaded their home before.
"Who Chases Them? Running…But From What?"
Sally and Mindy, both real estate agents, drive around the mall's parking lot looking for Mindy's car. Mindy parked there several hours earlier, but it is nowhere to be found. Mindy is getting angry, as she realizes that the people who stole her car can find where she lives through the insurance information left in the car. She also left some real estate files in the car. She is worried about what they will do next. Later, Mindy discovers who she really is and why she was sent to Earth, and what leads to her capture.
Chris learns of her pre-arranged marriage; when she meets the man, is surprised that he was the gorgeous hunk that she had seen when vacationing at a resort with a girlfriend. Gordon Buck, Chris' soon-to-be-husband, was engaged at the time and needed to break off his engagement.
Hang on to your seat as this story unfolds with its intertwined web of lies, sex, crime, and a plethora of unusual events. They climax and convey deep emotions while the twosomes evolve into sexual triangles of turmoil.