Valentina Cruz no longer exists.
One moment, she was wrapped in Emilio’s arms, melting into his kiss. The next, she was witnessing the unthinkable: a murder in cold blood, ordered by her father and carried out by her boyfriend. When Emilio pulled the trigger, Valentina disappeared. She made a split-second decision to shed her identity and flee her life of privilege, leaving the glittering parties and sultry nightlife of Miami far behind.
She doesn't know how to explain to herself what she saw. All she knows now is that nothing she believed about her family, her heart, or Emilio’s love, was real.
She can change her name and deny her past, but Valentina can’t run from the truth. The lines between right and wrong, and trust and betrayal, will be blurred beyond recognition as she untangles the deceptions of the two men she once loved and races to find her own truth.
This was a freaking amazing book. Such a great romance, and such real characters, and such a great, antagonizing reveal of why Valentina ran away to Montreal and then went by the name of Jane. The little clues, the mentions of things that happened in the past, the why's, well, they were so entertaining to try and piece together what had happened, and guessing, and whether right or wrong, this book gave one hell of a ride.
I loved the romance, and the guy, and how he changes from a drug addict, to a friend, to someone she'd like to kiss. And my favourite scene, in the whole book, was the knee to balls scene, and the subsequent mentions. Because it was just so funny, because it's always a threat, but it almost never actually happens, which is a shame, because it's just too funny!
Emilio, and who he turned out to be, I had a bad feeling about him. First there was what he did, and then his promise to runaway somewhere with her, and his family? I knew he was going to do something, just not what it turned out to be, that was quite the surprise!
One thing that bugged me a bit, was the counting down the minutes until she was supposed to do something. The first time, it was fine, but it progressively got on my nerves, maybe because it kept repeating, and I wanted it to go away, because it didn't really seem to mean anything, and the book just plain didn't need it that many times. That was the only thing I didn't like.
Because the rest of the book? Loved it to pieces, it was a wonderful story, great characters, and it was just freaking amazing!
Author: Jessica Martinez
Read: May 2nd, 2014
Reason Why: Sounded good, and it's a WoW Book and SAC 2014 Book.
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Expected Publication: October 7th 2014