Aubren’s future was looking brighter than the Tucson sun, she had it all, her wonderful family, amazing friends, classes at the UofA, working in her dad’s cake shop, mere months to the big 21 and finally, she and Tre were going to be together, then a twist of fate makes her realize that what she thought she had, could be an illusion.
Her world is turned upside down when tragedy strikes. Her beloved father is gone. The collection of letters that he left behind, take her on a compelling journey through a lifetime of memories including her friends, her nemesis and her unconventional family. The birth of her collections: postcards from her world traveling uncle and cute umbrellas for much needed shade. Voluntarily submitting to the rigors of the Little Miss Beauty Pageant that had her gay dad on cloud nine, though it was the truest form of torture for those of her ilk — of the totally non-girly persuasion. Adventures with her friends and the bond they share through their turbulent teens. And best of all, last summer when she met Tre, the love of her life. Along with the stroll down memory lane, come life altering, generation old secrets and lies. Unwelcome truths bring to light harsh realities and shocking connections. Connections closer than anyone could imagine. Karma thrusts Aubren, her family, people from her parents past and her soul mate, into a precarious balancing act. Secrets owned by others, deem their future together impossible. Then, the twist, turns again. Their love must be strong enough to tip the scales of fate in order to survive, despite the hidden ties that bind them.