Off Limits (Nitty Gritty series Book 2)

Lindsay looks and acts like the perfect fifteen year-old, but she’s hiding a dirty little secret that no amount of fashionista coverings can make better.

Telling her mother her step-father is molesting her is not an option. Trying to kill herself again haunts her more than the scars on her wrists, and pretending to be perfect at school might very well drive her over the edge.

Megan knows all about lying. It's been part of her life ever since she realized the only way to escape her poverty-stricken neighborhood was to work hard, keep her mouth shut and wear a mask no one can penetrate.

All that changes when Lindsay befriends her.

Can two girls who have little in common discover the value of a real friendship or will the secrets they dare not speak destroy them both?

I loved this book. A sequel to Off Leash but with a new cast of characters, Off Limits tells the story of a rich girl (Lyndsay), considered to have a perfect life but who is actually deeply abused, who is saved by another girl (Megan) who thinks she is a loser but who has really just had a hard start to life - a poor family, an absent dad, a brother who seems lost to gang life and a mom who is dying. Both girls learn the truth about each other and grow to beleive in themselves as they realize that nothing is ever easy. The book touched me - I felt especially drawn to Megan. Her story of poverty and loss, yet with a core of strength and growth made me hope for her. Renee Pace is an author that can really touch me as a reader! - Kindle Reviewer