Saturday, September 3, 2016

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

What They Say.....Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You'd like to get to know Grace better. But it's difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love.

Picture this: a dinner party at their perfect home, the conversation and wine flowing. They appear to be in their element while entertaining. And Grace's friends are eager to reciprocate with lunch the following week. Grace wants to go, but knows she never will. Her friends call—so why doesn't Grace ever answer the phone? And how can she cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim?

And why are there bars on one of the bedroom windows?

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?

What I Say....Holy God.  This book scared the pants off of me.  My stomach was in knots the whole time I was reading it.

Grace is the primary guardian of her sister, Millie, who has Down's Syndrome and has been living away at a boarding school. While Grace loves Millie fiercely, she is a little sad about the effect that it's had on her personal life.  She has had some long term relationships, but they all fell apart when the men realized that eventually Millie would be living with them.

One day, the perfect man walks into Grace's life during a park outing with Millie.   Jack is a handsome attorney, who represents battered women.  He's never been married because he's been waiting for the perfect woman, which he feels like he's found in Grace.

After a whirlwind courtship, they get married quickly.  There are a few signs from Jack that maybe everything isn't what it seems, but Grace overlooks them.  And really, she makes some selfish choices, such as continuing with her wedding at the courthouse even after Millie falls down a flight of steps and breaks her leg.  

This is a difficult book to review because I don't want to give anything away that would spoil the read for anyone else.  But it's a definite must read.

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