Paula Treick DeBoard is a master and keeping you on the edge of your seat. The whole ride through the lives of Liz, her husband Phil and her daughter Danielle, you never knew what was coming around the corner. Every step of the way, there was another curve ball headed straight for them. The story begins when Phil gets a dream job that comes with a dream home for him and his family. They would be living in paradise. Everyday would be a vacation. The Palms is a gated community that looks to be exactly like an all inclusive resort. The golf course, pools, running trail, club house and everything else is there for their use. Liz has a job that she loves and the commute isn't killer. Danielle even finds a friend, Kelsey, who changes Danielle from the sweet geeky middle school girl that is so loved to a full blown teenager with the attitude to boot. Kelsey finds her way into every second of the McGinnis's lives. Liz seems to never find a moment when Kelsey isn't hovering somewhere in the shadows. At home, Kelsey and Danielle are always hanging out at the pool or munching on snacks in the living room. They are in separable. Even at work, Kelsey is one of Liz's charges as a guidance counselor. Phil feels the same way. Kelsey is always there when he looks up from his desk at The Palms. He is supposed to keep the residents happy and safe. Kelsey becomes obsessed with Phil. She follows him around all summer making life hard while Phil can't wait for her to go back to school so she can busy herself with things other than him. Of course that doesn't happen since Kelsey comes home with Liz and Danielle everyday. Phil finds himself in some crazy, surreal vision of his life that he can't control. The only one who seems to have any control is Kelsey. A crazy kind of wild, human tornado that will certainly destroy his life. Kelsey sees herself as in love with Phil. She will do anything to keep him by her side. She has done this before, Phil isn't the first. The last was a teacher that ended up losing his job because the school decided to keep it quiet instead of living through the scandal. Phil's life does topple, one piece at a time. The end hurts! You can only wish that Phil, Liz, and Danielle will be able to put the pieces back together. Keep wishing! Happy reading!