Good or bad, the effect our parents have on us is profound. Winning their approval is often key in our lives.
Casey Ellis, the protagonist of Flirting With Pete, knows this all too well. Born after a one-night stand and raised by her mother, she has always wanted to catch the eye of her father. To that end, she went into his field, settled in his city, and appeared at every possible event where she knew he would be. But he didn’t acknowledge her once.
As Flirting With Pete opens, he has just died and left her his beautiful townhouse on Boston’s posh Beacon Hill. Furious that he has squandered their relationship, she is determined to sell the townhouse. Then she visits and is intrigued by the spectacular hidden garden out back, the dark and mysterious gardener, and a journal in the desk detailing the harrowing tale of a young woman named Jenny Clyde.
Casey’s story is woven through Jenny’s as Flirting With Pete plays out.