SPLINTERS: Part One Brayden's life is a beautiful disaster. After finally being adopted by a wealthy woman and her family, his entire life is turned upside down. The New Yorker boy who's only lived in small one-bedroom apartments and tiny houses is now living in a Barrington, Rhode Island mansion. The boy who has never walked inside an actual school is now attending a private charter academy. The boy who has always been a nobody is now a somebody, but the heart wrenching experiences of his childhood follow him day by day as he lives his new life. Collie's life is perfect. Being beautiful, rich, and popular was an easy job to say the least. She never dealt with scarce food supply, financial issues, or abandonment, which is everything Brayden has struggled with throughout his life. To anyone, Collie had it all. When Brayden suddenly turns up at Constance PCA, it was almost crush at first sight for Collie. A budding romance ignites, something that is forbidden due to the hatred of his new sister, Ursanne, but as the two grow as a couple, Collie forces her way into the secrets of Brayden Palmer's life. The secrets he calls his Splinters.