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Publisher's Summary

When Desiree Johnson receives an unexpected call from her brother, Ernest, Jr., about their father, she and her 16-year-old son, Tyree, pack up and rush to her family's summer home in Idlewild. Desiree hasn't been to Michigan in over 17 years, but when her family calls, she feels she has no choice but to answer. 

Arriving in the beautiful town, Desiree quickly realizes that no matter how long she has stayed away, the place still holds a special place in her heart. As the summer heats up, Desiree struggles to balance the joy of returning to the community that shaped her childhood with the overwhelming memories of the love and pain she suffered the last summer she spent there. 

Tyson Rockwell is taken aback by Desiree’s return. Their relationship might have lasted only a few months each summer, but their connection was powerful. Tyson might have succumbed to family pressure and let Desiree go once before, but now that she’s back, he vows it will not happen again. He needs to prove to Desiree that he never stopped loving her. The problem is that Tyson is now married with children. 

Desiree’s siblings, Donna and Ernest, Jr., have their own share of childhood secrets and adult scandals. Donna is recovering from addiction and convinced her sister’s return is all about their ailing father’s money. She wants to send Desiree a message - go back where you came from or I’ll ruin you. Ernest, Jr. is determined to take his rightful place as their father’s heir-apparent, and he'll do whatever it takes to keep himself at the top, even if it means backstabbing his siblings and making sure his father never recovers. 

As the summer heats up, Desiree finds herself in the midst of jealousy, piling secrets, and strong, unexpected feelings for another woman’s husband. Will she stand and face it all, or will she run like she did so many years ago?

©2020 Treasure Hernandez (P)2020 Recorded Books

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Good Book

This is a really good book. It is very different from other books by Treasure Hernandez. Shari Peele also did a great job as the narrator.

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Nice, Nice

Waiting for book2, need to know what the verdict was for everyone. It kept you in suspense.

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Too Much Going On!

This is BS.....These synopsis and audible samples really don't give a full picture of the story....in fact, the synopsis is really inaccurate....too many things going on at the same time with this family, a 16 kid framed for murder, the youngest sibling missing and on drugs, the oldest son in federal custody for something his father did....father has terminal cancer but is in the hand and at the mercy of an Irish gangster, just too much! ....and after all of that a freaking cliffhanger....Just an unrealistic mess!

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Meh

This book started slow but seemed as if it had promise but by the end there was still way too much that wasn’t addressed and no real excitement or page turner scenes so to speak. It seems like the series will drag out way longer then necessary. The narrator did a good job but I doubt I will continue to follow the series.

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good book

like many have said. The ending leaves you wondering. I certainly hope this is a series

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Where is Part II??

Enjoyed this book, I could stop listening!! Definite cliff hanger. I need the ending....l want to know what happens to everyone in the family.....like now, lol!!

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Great read!

Loved it..waiting on part 2. Look forward to hearing more! Love the narrator Great voice!

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The Ending Though?

It was a great book until the ending. Maybe there is a sequel that I am not privy to. Did not like the ending at all. Just fell flat for me! I will definitely listen to the writer’s other books....but this ending!

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Nail biter

I just knew Treasure was not going to finish this story in one book. I hope that we don’t have to wait too long for the next installment. I really enjoyed ‘this story, can’t wait to see what the Johnson’s are going to do next.

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It was pretty good

It started a little slow but it wasn't bad. I would read book 2 in the series