Single mother Lee has the daily routine down to a science: shower in six minutes. Cut food into perfect squares. Never leave her on-the-spectrum son Mason in someone else’s care. She’ll do anything―anything―to keep his carefully constructed world from falling apart. Do anything to keep him safe.
But when her best friend Grace convinces her she needs a small break from motherhood to recharge her batteries, Lee gives in to a weekend trip. Surely a long weekend away from home won’t hurt?
Noah, Mason’s handsome, bright, charismatic tutor―the first man in ages Lee’s even noticed―is more than happy to stay with him.
Forty-eight hours later, someone is dead.
But not all is as it seems. Noah may be more than who he claims to be. Grace has a secret―one that will destroy Lee. Lee has secrets of her own that she will do anything to keep hidden. And what will happen to Mason, as the dominoes begin to fall and the past comes to light?
Perhaps it’s no mystery someone is gone after all.
What!? Now that was an ending!!
Lee is a single mom to an adorable boy named Mason. I was immediately drawn to Mason! He has many anxieties, sensory processing disorder (SPD), and is stim-avoidant (craves less, not more). He is incredibly smart and funny (although he isn’t trying to be). He speaks factually, not emotionally.
Lee girlfriends – Grace, Carol, and Alice plan a girls getaway weekend. They are all moms and are desperate for a little time away. They invite Lee to go, although hesitant she is eventually convinced that the time away would do her, as well as Mason some good. Tragedy strikes, regrets are inevitable because one of these four women does not make it home alive!
This is a twisty little story that holds its secrets close until it is ready to reveal them. I love the little cliffhangers that end some of the chapters. They pushed me to keep going, saying don’t stop here! Not that I needed a push to keep reading, I was completely immersed and found the characters very intriguing. Frankly, I was very suspicious of a few of them and wondered what they knew that I did not.
This book was only made better by buddy reading it with Jonetta@Blue Mood Café. We had such a great time guessing what we thought would happen next, analyzing the characters moves, and finally sharing in our shock of an ending we never saw coming!
If you need further convincing to go buy this book, be sure to check out Jonetta’s review and then add this book to your TBR!
*Thank you St. Martin’s Griffin for the opportunity to read and review this book via NetGalley for my honest opinion.
*Because You’re Mine will publish on 8/6/2019.
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Pages: 352 (eBook)
*Book 9/20 in the 20 Books of Summer reading challenge.
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