Jaynie Cumberland has no idea how to trust again, so she’s given up on trying. Dumped in to the state foster care system at age fourteen, Jaynie spent three years treading water, just trying to get by.
Still, Jaynie always knew she was broken in some way. After all, why did her own mother abandon her? And following a harrowing experience at her first foster home, Jaynie’s worst fears are confirmed, leaving her feeling worthless and shattered.
Now Jaynie counts the days till she turns eighteen and can go out on her own. All she wants is to be free of everyone and everything. But before that can happen, she must make it through the next few months at one final foster home. There Jaynie meets a gorgeous, albeit rough-around-the-edges, boy who is dealing with the repercussions of his own turbulent past.
Flynn O'Neill is immediately taken with this new, fragile girl. He becomes determined to show Jaynie there is more to life than hurt and pain. Unfortunately, this new home they live in, one that promised to be a haven for unwanted kids, is more like a living hell.
So what do you do when you’re trapped and there’s no way out?
What if you fall in love and protecting the other person becomes the most important thing in your life?
What if something unthinkable happens, testing your love, and the stakes are raised higher than ever? Will you come out unscathed? Can today’s promises be kept? Or will they simply become more of tomorrow’s lies?
Tomorrow’s Lies is a beautiful story of an all-consuming love and broken people building a family out of nothing. It's about never giving up, even in the face of adversity.
*mature content and possible triggers*
New Adult/Coming of Age Romance
***2016 RWA RITA entry***
I felt like I was right there with them struggling through what they went through and you can only understand the depths of horrid things they went through by reading. I do need to tell you about them just a little though because they HAVE to be mentioned because I am extremely attached to these characters! These characters are all in the state foster care system and are sent to a foster home until they are the age of 18. Jaynie is a few months away from her birthday but she must stay at this home until then, and staying in this home nearly kills her in more ways than one. Flynn has been at the home for a while now and he is only a few months shy of his 18th birthday, along with Mandy. Mandy turns 18 before any of them and is determined to become a foster mom to the twins that are also at this home; Cody and Callie are the cutest twins ever and it made me sick and scared to think what might happen to the twins without the other three around. Once you read about these characters you will crave more about their stories because you grow so attached to them through this book!
So many parts of this book I was horrified to read but it was so incredibly written that I just cried along with the characters, and most of the time just cried. To think that something so horrible could happen to kids in the system and no one would ever know. I am beyond a fan of S.R. Grey now because this read had me in tears, sick to my stomach, and still left me wanting more! I loved this book in so many ways and I was so glad to have an arc of the next one so I could keep reading! What an amazing read Ms. Grey, congrats on what should be and I hope will be a best seller!