Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Girl She Used to Be by David Cristofano

So glad they changed the hardback cover on this one. I'm read the ARC and it's the shadowy picture of the back of a girl's neck. I like the bright pic much better!

This is an adult novel, but it doesn't read like one. I kept thinking, "This seems like a movie script!" Melody Grace McCartney has been in the Witness Protection Program most of her life (since she was six) because her family witnessed a murder at a local restaurant. Unfortunately the mob continued to come after her family, murdering her parents and constantly forcing her to be on the run. But, now that Melody is 26, she finds herself running just because she can irritate the Witness Protection Program. They have ruined her life, after all. So when the son of the mafia guy shows up to "rescue" her, she figures that's better than nothing, which is what she has had her entire life. Melody is sucked into the world of day spas, hotel suites and convertibles and finds herself in love with her worst enemy. Maybe.

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