Wednesday, July 6, 2011

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥: The Girl She Used to Be by David Cristofano

Release Date: March 19th, 2009
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (Hachette)
Page Count: 241
Source: Complimentary copy provided by publisher, via My Chaotic Ramblingsin exchange for an honest and unbiased review (thank you!)

When Melody Grace McCartney was six years old, she and her parents witnessed a brutal act of violence—and then were lured into the Witness Protection Program. And so Melody lost her identity, her home, her family, and ultimately her innocence. She's been May Adams, Karen Smith, and countless others. But the one person she has always longed to be is Melody Grace McCartney.

Now, twenty years later and still on the run, she's stunned when a man calls her by her real name. Jonathan Bovaro, the mafioso sent to find her, knows her, the real her. It's a thrill Melody can't resist, and she goes with him willingly, defying the feds. To the Justice Department, she's just a pawn in their war against the Bovaro family. But as dangerous as Jonathan is, he gives Melody the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to embrace her past and present, and choose a future of her own.
What Stephanie Thinks: This is my first review for My Chaotic Ramblings, a fabulous blog I am grateful to be a part of, alongside the lovely Melissa! Click here to read my review. You know you want to! I mean 10 hearts? How often does that happen? Go read my review and let me know your thoughts. Needless to say, The Girl She Used to Be is a book to be cherished and forever remembered.

Stephanie Loves: "'Why? What's wrong with Carla? I'm sure she's buff.'
He looks at me and smiles. 'She is, but... she wants to be with me for the wrong reasons—because of my family's influence and money. It's like being a rock star, sort of.' He turns back to the road. 'With a greater certainty of being murdered or doing time in prison.'

Radical Rating: 10 hearts: I'm speechless; this book is an extraordinarily amazingly wonderfully fantastically marvelous masterpiece. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥