High school sweethearts, Charlie and Jo Marie, are in love. But when Charlie walks away from Jo Marie, seemingly inexplicably, she struggles to understand how things could have changed so quickly. She holds out hope that he will come to his senses and return, but when he doesn't, she moves on, albeit reluctantly.
Years pass, and Jo finds herself struggling through the day to day of a loveless marriage. Determined to make it work, she does whatever she needs to in order to keep her marriage even keeled. Until, that is, she is faced with a decision that challenges her values to the very core. For the first time Jo stands her ground and makes the only choice she knows she can live with, which isn't accepted by everyone in her life- namely, her husband.
Angered by her decision, her husband gives her an ultimatum. Jo knows in her heart she can't do the only thing that would make him happy, so she tries to "fix" the situation, as best she can. She fabricates a story and posts her lie on her social media page. Unbeknownst to Jo, this sets off a firestorm of challenges, and the first one is a doozy....
She has to figure out how to explain to a recently returned Charlie Anderson why she named him as the father of her baby.
Making Buttons is a full-length, stand-alone novel, filled with all the angst, laughs, frustration, and satisfaction you expect from a heartfelt contemporary romance.
***This novel contains mature content. It is recommended for readers over the age of 18.***