"We'll always be together, because family is forever... right?"
Ellie lanes, an teenage girl living with her mother in the small town she's called home for the first 14 years of her life. Ellie has a talent for drawing, drawing helps her bury those scars she buried long ago & wished never to remember, but all wishes can't come true.
Having PTSD & anxiety holds her back from enjoying life to the fullest; that's why she has her service dog, Ace, who's always by her side, through breakdown to seizures.
Up until she was 4, it was always her, her mother & her dad, living the best life they could, going out every night, family vacations, life was great.
That was until he left Ellie & her mother for another woman because, in his words, Ellie was a mistake & she was never his daughter, his words leaving an empty feeling in Ellie's heart.
But when Ellie's house catches fire, leaving her mother in a coma, with only a 5% chance of living, she is forced to leave everything she's ever known & move to Green-lake with the man who left her all those years ago & never bothered to call or text.
But her & his relationship past isn't the only problem Ellie deals with.
Moving in with him came with surprises, such as him having kids, not 1, not 2, but 8 of them, all boys, all but one, hating her to no end for a reason she can't figure out.
The Kingston brothers all silently agree never to let their new sister in their life or their family.
Their family was already enough for them; they didn't need some child that their father didn't even care for, much less stay in her life.
Not to mention the boy she's slowly falling for while she's there, but her family telling her to stay away from him may cause problems, along with his fucked up past that he makes no effort to tell her about.
Join Ellie as she battles her past demons, along with her new brothers, who can't seem to love her any more than they hate her.
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