Jada Baker is a millennial, but she was born to worry—about her mom, her job, abused animals, and about the growing discord she sees playing out in the news every day. But she also believes that good will triumph over evil, and that she will find a true and deep love. And when Amie Luca, a veterinarian whose compassion for helping mistreated animals captures her heart, Jada believes that she has finally found the woman she’s been searching for.
But, when the happiness that Jada and Amie are building is suddenly threatened by a surge of hate and homophobia, they turn to a friend who has learned the hard way that kicking rocks can be painful. Dusty Logan logged long hours fighting for women’s rights, watching friends suffer and die through the AIDS crisis, and battling for the right to openly love a woman, and she’s bone tired. Yet when she sees Jada and Amie—a new generation of women—facing a new but familiar wave of discrimination, her spirit to fight the good fight is rekindled. And Dusty will do everything she can to make sure that Jada and Amie get that shot at real happiness after all.
- Independent Publisher's Awards (IPPY): Great Lakes Regional Fiction, Gold Medal