My life is like a coin.
There are two sides.
On one side, I am Leela Walsh: daughter, sister, employee at three minimum-wage jobs.
I cook. Do laundry. Contribute to the debt my family is sinking in.
On the second side, I am Leela Walsh: Straight-A student, top graduate of my class, med student.
No one knows of my brother’s sordid past. My sister’s poor decisions. Or that I’m the first in my
family to graduate high school.
The balance between these two sides is nearly impossible to maintain. And it only becomes more
difficult when I meet Wes McCleary.
He’s never had a job. Never wanted for anything.
And now, he wants me.
There are a thousand reasons we shouldn’t be together, and just one that keeps bringing us
Will that one reason be enough?