When an explicit video of Zoe Ross goes viral the night of her fifteenth birthday party, the charmed life that the tight-knit Ross family enjoys in Miami Beach is threatened by the public and humiliating scandal that ensues. Zoe, her twin sister Lily, and their parents, Emma and Bobby, are all thrust into the spotlight as they try to determine who is responsible for the video. As they really begin to understand what the law dictates when it comes to the unfamiliar territory of cybersex crimes, the stress of the situation takes its toll and the strong bonds of the family are tested. For Emma, the scandal brings up memories of a long-ago secret she has kept from Bobby for the entirety of their marriage, while Bobby tries to deny the fact that his daughters are growing up and will make mistakes he can’t always protect them from. Emotions run high as they try to weather the storm, for better or for worse.
This powerful story of mistakes, secrets, love, and forgiveness is very relevant in today’s social media society. While I found some of the plot overly dramatic at times on the part of the characters, the author has done a great job of researching and relaying to the reader the legal implications and seriousness of posting any type of material online; especially material one might think is relatively harmless but instead is really considered a crime. This one will keep you engaged until the very end. (LEK)