Cara has no last name. Known on the streets as Girl, she lives a loner life, surviving by picking pockets and providing intel to gang members in the Nightclub District. Slowing down is never an option, until a sexy, soul mate-worthy woman distracts her, and Cara questions her life choices. The moment is quashed when life gut-punches her back to the streets.
Two less-than-desirable sisters invade her turf and remind her of a past best forgotten. More of her past seeps into her present and brings to light the mounting problems for people like her in the lower class district. Cara is forced to take action when it’s apparent she is the only one with the street smarts and skills to bring justice to the community.
One big heist could solve everything. With her sights set on the Mayor’s Masquerade Ball, Cara has no idea her biggest problem still awaits her. The Mayor’s charismatic son, Caden Walsh, who has an appetite for risk, extravagance, and women. Again, a chance at love and her own safety are put in jeopardy. Can Cara escape the ballroom before time runs out?
The Happily After When series is inspired by fairytales. Each book is based on a different fairytale, and Cara is a modern transformation of Cinderella. The Happily After When series looks at the dangerous lessons fairytales teach young people, including: a woman waiting for a man to rescue her, or young men kissing women without their permission. These books deal with young adult social issues, including: class differences, bullying and racism, lgbt issues, runaways, mental health issues, and domestic violence. They are also contemporary romance stories about beating the odds, with a wholesomeness in an unsettling and dark world.