Have you ever read one of those books where you just want to yell at the characters because they are too stubborn to see what is right before them? I certainly did in Desperate Measures by Fern Michaels.
Sometimes the person who stand in the way of you the most is your self. And no where is that more evident then in this tale of love and loss.
Pete may not have had a wealthy family, but his parents were loving. They would do anything for him. He had a best friend named Barney. Unfortunately, one fateful day, it is all taken away from him. His parents died in a horrible crash and left him without a family. Barney attempted to help make a stand against going to foster care, but the two little kids couldn’t stand up against the system.
Pete was tossed from foster home to foster home. He always had hopes that Barney would come to rescue him or that they would locate his uncle. He knew there was an uncle, he just didn’t know anything about him.
Finally when he was close to finishing high school, they located his uncle. It turns out that his uncle was extremely wealthy and had no knowledge that his parents had died. His uncle provided everything he could ever want. Pete quickly learned that having money didn’t always mean having happiness.
Thankfully, Pete met Annie while attending Harvard. Annie quickly became his rock. They leaned on each other when things were tough. They ran to each other when they had exciting news. They were each others everything, except lovers.
Annie told Pete right from the beginning that she didn’t want to spoil their friendship. She valued him too much for that. However, they each wanted more, but just never knew how to approach it.
This was definitely a great book. I read it in one day from start to finish. I didn’t want to put it down at all.