Polly has escaped her troubled past. Dare she hope for a better future?
After Polly ends her relationship with the father of her young son, Louis, she is determined to move on. All she wants is to focus on her job, her friends and to be a good mum. No more looking over her shoulder. No more complications...
Then Polly meets Ben.
Ben is guardian of his niece, Emily. They become close, with Polly teaching Ben how to plait Emily's hair, and Ben playing football with Louis. Their friendship is unexpected. Polly's never been happier.
But when Louis's dad reappears in their life, all Polly's mistakes come back to haunt her and her resolve weakens when he swears he has changed.
Will she give herself a second chance to love?
'I can only think of two other books I've ever read that struck me like this one. It was a fantastic, unforgettable read' Reviewedthebook. — Reviewedthebook
'A moving, sensitive and thought-provoking exploration of the nature of addiction and its impact on family life. It's also an uplifting love story with a vulnerable heroine who has looked for love in all the wrong places in the past and has to face up to her worst fears when the real thing comes along' Alison Mercer. — Alison Mercer
'Alice Peterson at her best. Polly's story made me smile and made me cry ... Together with a cast of beautifully drawn characters, Polly's journey will keep you guessing and make you root for her with all your heart. A book that won't fade easily from your memory. More, please, Alice?' Daniela Sacerdoti, author of Take Me Home. — Daniela Sacerdoti
'Warm, and refreshingly honest. I couldn't recommend it more' Girlswholove2read. — Girlswholove2read
'Compelling from the very start, this book was almost impossible to put down' Handwrittengirl. — Handwrittengirl
'Wow! I absolutely loved this book! I almost missed my train stop, I was so engrossed ... I couldn't put it down. What a beautiful, uplifting, unconventional love story' Paige Toon. — Paige Toon
'A very inspiring read that is heart wrenching at times and yet uplifting and sometimes humorous too. This is a beautiful read and I absolutely loved it' Rea book review. — Rea book review
'A poignant book about addiction, romance and non-traditional families, but most of all it's an inspirational story' Woman's Way. — Woman's Way