Amber Patterson is tired of being a plain Jane and a nobody. She deserves a life of luxury and power. She wants the life Daphne Parrish takes for granted. Daphne's handsome husband Jackson is a philanthropist and a real estate mogul. They have two lovely daughters. They live in a mansion on the water in the exclusive town of Bishop's Harbor, Connecticut. It seems as though they're straight out of the pages of a fairytale. Amber has a plan - she's going to worm her way into their lives by using Daphne's younger sister who passed away from cystic fibrosis. Pretty soon Amber is Daphne's best friend and closest confidante. She's traveling to Europe with family and spending Christmas with them. And she's growing closer to Jackson. But something from Amber's past is threatening to destroy everything she's worked so hard to take away from Daphne.
I was hooked from page one. The writing was great. Lots of manipulation, dark secrets, envy (maybe even from me at times), and surprises. It was easy and fun for me to envision all the expensive things and beautiful places that were in this book. The characters really came to life and I enjoyed how we got both sides of the story - very interesting and well done. This was an entertaining and compulsive read.