Prize-winning journalist, Rory Carlysle has wanted nothing more than a child of her own for as long as she could remember. Even the coveted Pulitzer couldn’t come close to her longing for a baby. When she wins the Edgar P. Stone award for her latest book, her husband, Dr. Adam Carlysle, doesn’t show up for the award ceremony. She has lost count of the times that he has let her down but she also knows how seriously he takes the care of his patients and tonight he is at the bedside of a desperately sick child. She decided to surprise him at the hospital on the way home from the ceremony to show him her trophy. When she tiptoes into the room and hears the little girl in the bed called Adam ‘Daddy’ the bottom falls out of Rory’s world.
Dark-skinned beauty and supermodel, Kendal Prescott has known success with a capital S. Despite her humble beginnings, she has everything she has ever wanted, a loving husband, a fabulous career as a model and the thing she loves most in the world, her thirteen-year-old daughter, Poppy. Tanner, the only man she has ever trusted with her heart, is a well-known daytime soap actor who recently broke down and admitted to a one night stand with another man, Patrick Gray. They have been trying to patch things up for the last few months but after a night in Kendal’s bed, he admits he is still seeing Patrick. Devastated, Kendal tells him he must choose between them and he chooses Patrick, telling her that he loves him.
Miranda Bradford is the undisputed darling of The Society Set. Beautiful, poised and fabulously wealthy. To the outside world her life is picture-perfect and even her eight-year-old twins Max and Evie are good looking, smart and well behaved. Her husband, Charles, twelve years her senior is a partner in a prestigious law firm and has his sights firmly set on the US senate. On their wedding night, he beat her unconscious and raped her and her life has been a living nightmare ever since. He controls every aspect of her life and she can’t leave him or he will kill her, at best he will take her children and she will never see them again. His latest sick demand pushes her too far though and she needs to find a way out, she needs to confide in her friends and ask them to help her.