After a night-shift shooting of a drug dealer in The Coffee Cave, 12 strangers each walk out with more than $100,000 in dirty money, a pact never to meet again, and the chance to start over....
As usual Violet Laswell's lifelong friend, Allie, had gotten her into a mess. It started out with Allie following tradition by getting Violet drunk for her twenty-first birthday...and ended with illegally disposing of a dead body and racking up her very first DWI.
Violet's first unwitting walk on the wild side lands her in court, and - at her parents' insistence - rehab. She has 30 days to resolve her nonexistent issues with alcohol or she'll be pruned from the family tree. Ever helpful, Allie researches the very best and most expensive recovery center in the state, New Beginnings, where 12-step meetings are mixed with spa treatments and equine therapy.
But Violet's refusal to lie about step one, admitting that she's an alcoholic, labels her a "problem case" among the staff, particularly recovery counselor Cameron Wentworth. Violet is a puzzle to Cameron - someone who truly doesn't have a substance abuse problem, stuck in rehab. He's perversely drawn to her snarky irreverence for the work about which he's so passionate. And Cameron's grumpy-professor persona makes crawling into his lap and asking for "tutoring" seem like a perfectly reasonable option to Violet. But even though Violet is technically assigned to another therapist, relationships between all staff and patients are strictly forbidden.
Can Violet face her actual addiction - chronic people pleasing? Can her friendship with Allie ever be repaired? Or does Violet simply need the kind of deep therapy Cameron and his all-too-inviting lap seem quite happy to provide?
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