Sam and JoJo have been best friends since Sam moved into the house next door with his mother. They've always protective of one another no matter what, so what is JoJo supposed to do when she finds out that Russ, Sam's step-father has been abusing him? After Sam's mother overdoses and falls into a coma, JoJo receives a letter stating that Russ is out to get her. JoJo, Sam, and his step-sister, Britney, run away to Russ' cabin on the lake to uncover some evidence to get him behind bars for good.
Shades of Blue is a story about two teenage neighbors that grew up as best friends. Sam and Jojo live two completely different lives and have two completely different personalities. Jojo has a happy, understanding, and supportive family. Jojo’s family does everything together and they do not keep secrets from each other. On the other hand, Sam has a very broken family. Sam never knew his dad, and he has only known his mom to be a drunk along with his stepfather. Sam’s family has many secrets and his stepfather is a very abusive drunk.