When lightning strikes…
Emma-Louise and Rosie have been friends for life, their bond unshakeable. Both women are on the verge of a new life, a second chance at love and happiness, but the past is about to catch up with each of them.
A story of passion, resentment, secrets, and lies.
Orphaned at sixteen, Toby Harrison is already a survivor. Handsome and charismatic, yet fiercely ambitious, he’s an expert at illusion. When Toby moves to the far north of Queensland to live with his godmother and a family he has never met, he is determined to begin a new life. A life where he has total control over everything and everyone within it. But Toby’s controlled existence is threatened when he meets Charlotte, his godmother’s daughter. Beautiful, wild, and seductive, Charlotte is a force of nature that Toby has little chance of resisting. As Toby and Charlotte embark on building a life together, Toby is faced with the harsh reality that love is not always enough when it comes to sharing your life with another person, while Charlotte is forced to accept that her picture perfect family might be hiding a destructive secret.
When Nora moves herself and her teenage daughter back to her childhood home, she knows she is returning to a place that holds secrets she hoped would always remain hidden. While her tenuous relationship with her daughter hangs in the balance, her heart is put on the line when she reconnects with the man who changed her life eighteen years earlier with a love she chose not to return.
For Jace, relationships equate to putting yourself on the line and he has no intention of letting anyone in. When he finds himself confronted with an ugly truth about his family, he turns to an old friend and quickly learns that accepting and giving love is not always as simple as making a choice.
For Roni, escaping an abusive relationship was the best thing to have ever happened to her. Focused only on taking care of her young daughter and coming to terms with some terrible news about her mother, she is not prepared for falling in love and sees no room in her life for anyone else. But Michael is determined to show her just how worthy she is and despite her inhibitions, she takes a leap into the unknown by letting him into her ordered world and in turn, makes a significant difference to his.