Rebecca Jacobs has overprotective abusive parents, a violent boyfriend and a treacherous best friend. How does she manage? She uses lies and secrecy to get what she wants.
When her father exposes her, she finds herself with nothing left to hide and learns to rebuild her life with honesty and integrity. More
Masks tells the story of two teenagers struggling to be normal, despite their dysfunctional families.
Rebecca Jacobs is an unremarkable teenage girl at least, that is what she wants the world to believe. But her private life is made public when her verbally abusive father embarrasses her at a school dance, and soon gossip and whispers buzz throughout the school.
One of the witnesses to Rebecca's public humiliation is David Miller, the high school bad boy. Unsure about how to help her, he settles for becoming her friend. Rebecca and David grow closer with each passing day, eventually falling in love.
Rebecca's main priority is keeping her relationship with David a secret from her overprotective parents, but there are other problems she must also confront. First, Rebecca's best friend tries to steal David away. Then, Rebecca is forced to face David's violent behavior, which closely resembles her father's temper. Rebecca's worst enemy, though, is herself. In her desperate need to keep her home life separate from her love life, she lies to her parents and to David. When the truth is exposed, she must confront reality alone.
Patricia Caviglia is the author of the True Hearts Series in which four friends find love, each in their own unique way. Masks and Secrets are available in ebook and print formats. Covers will be released in June 2020 and Promises in December 2020.