Sometimes lies are sweeter than the truth.
Beauty is alluring; it can disguise the ugliness beneath. But scarred beauty is even more potent to a girl who vowed never to let her heart be broken again. It was an easy vow for Candy to keep until she met Jonah, an arrogant boy with a face that would be too perfect if not for the scar that marred the skin beside his eye.
That imperfect boy earned her trust and won her heart, but the ties that bind people together are fragile, especially when lies are told. Trust is also fragile, and once broken, doesn’t heal like a heart. Trust has to be earned again, and Jonah desperately wants Candy’s trust back.
But Candy has more than Jonah to worry about. Her father is in trouble, and she intends to help him whether he likes it or not. People tell her he’s a bad man, and that may be true, but he’s not all bad. Deep down, she understands his brand of badness because she’s so much like him.
When Candy finally learns the truth, she’ll have to grow up fast, let go of old grievances, and realize that being vulnerable doesn’t make her weak. In fact, opening herself up may be the very thing that makes her
A few months ago was part of the blog tour for book 1 in this series and I was really impressed with the story and no doubt book 2 does not disappoint. The plot for this story is so well thought out and every part of the book kept me in suspense about what would happen next.
So we pretty much pick up where book 1 left off. Jonah’s dad and Candy’s dad are fighting and Candy has found her dad’s gu and has it aimed at Jonah’s dad but just as she fires the gun Jonah takes her down and Candy later wakes up hearing voices but she knows the voices don’t belong to her dad. She comes to and realizes her dad has been taken by the organization and Jonah together with his dad who are part of the organization are accusing him for treason. Candy doesn’t believe it all and believes that if he dad di it, he did it for a very good reason. Its now up to Candy to figure out why her dad did it and if she can save him from the consequence of his actions.
What did I like? So this for me s a YA in its own league. I liked that it has all the awesome ingredients, high school pranks, actions, some espionage and a bit of romance. This book kept me locked in from the first page, and trust me there was nothing predictable about this story. I kept thinking that Jonah would at some point turn around and betray Candy but I was wrong. I did question his loyalties for the longest time though. I really liked Theo, he had the best jokes even for someone who was dealing with Cancer. Some one needs to get me his inspirational calendar it had some really great nuggets in there.
I also liked that there are just 2 books in the series….. yes I know there are usually three but this wonderful author made it 2.
I loved the ending of the story it wasn’t what I was expecting but all the same a splendid ending that put a smile on my face.