Title: For Keeps
Author: Natasha Friend
Having disregarded the father who moved away after getting her teenage mom pregnant, 16-year-old Josie struggles with mixed feelings when her father returns, complicating Josie’s reluctance to trust her new boyfriend.
Josie’s never met her dad, and that’s fine with her. To Josie, Paul Tucci is just a guy who got her mom pregnant and then moved away. It all happened sixteen years ago, when Josie’s mom was still a teenager herself. But now Paul Tucci is back in town, and Josie has to deal with not one but two men in her life—her father and her first boyfriend, who Josie fears will hurt her just like Paul hurt her mother.