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  • Mobster's Girl on Oct. 01, 2012
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    First I must say from the cover I had no idea this was a young adult read. In fact if I would have known I would have probably read the book sooner rather than later. The cover does tell some of the story but I think it pushes readers away thinking they already know this particular story. Antonio is supposed to be 18 and the character on the cover looks 30! The characters and romance are young the backstory pretty adult. I was pleasantly surprised by this book and its ability to entertain me. The story is unique and has a couple of twists. I was able to figure out one of the twists about half way through but I don't really think the intent was for that to be the big twist. The big twist is understanging how Megan is this shy, sweet, sheltered girl about to leave for college but ends up being the strength of her family. This is explained at the very end. I can visually picture each character in this book mostly due to the great writing by Amy R but some (mob characters) due to movies and TV (The Sopranos, Jersey Shore) never the less the author still fully developes each character (personality and looks). I want to know what happens with Megan's family and sister, Troy, Vito, who is the snitch? Will Antonio get away from it all or does he want to? Will Megan still go to college...pleassseeee I hope she goes? The second book has already been downloaded and will be read tonight. I enjoyed this authors writing style, the story flowed well, not many editing errors, and as previously stated the characters were very well developed. When I saw how short the book was I worried the ending would be rushed which occurs in sooooo many stories but it was not. If this story has to be more than one book it ends at the perfect time. I am so glad I gave this book a chance and I will recommend this story. A solid 4 stars as I reallllly liked it and everytime I tried to not read it "They Pull Me Back In." (Couldn't help a little Godfather reference)
  • Mobster's Girl on Oct. 01, 2012
    star star star star
    First I must say from the cover I had no idea this was a young adult read. In fact if I would have known I would have probably read the book sooner rather than later. The cover does tell some of the story but I think it pushes readers away thinking they already know this particular story. Antonio is supposed to be 18 and the character on the cover looks 30! The characters and romance are young the backstory pretty adult. I was pleasantly surprised by this book and its ability to entertain me. The story is unique and has a couple of twists. I was able to figure out one of the twists about half way through but I don't really think the intent was for that to be the big twist. The big twist is understanging how Megan is this shy, sweet, sheltered girl about to leave for college but ends up being the strength of her family. This is explained at the very end. I can visually picture each character in this book mostly due to the great writing by Amy R but some (mob characters) due to movies and TV (The Sopranos, Jersey Shore) never the less the author still fully developes each character (personality and looks). I want to know what happens with Megan's family and sister, Troy, Vito, who is the snitch? Will Antonio get away from it all or does he want to? Will Megan still go to college...pleassseeee I hope she goes? The second book has already been downloaded and will be read tonight. I enjoyed this authors writing style, the story flowed well, not many editing errors, and as previously stated the characters were very well developed. When I saw how short the book was I worried the ending would be rushed which occurs in sooooo many stories but it was not. If this story has to be more than one book it ends at the perfect time. I am so glad I gave this book a chance and I will recommend this story. A solid 4 stars as I reallllly liked it and every time I tried to not read it "They Pull Me Back In." (Couldn't help a little Godfather reference)