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A consuming passion turns dangerous in this lush and lyrical novel set in Buenos Aires.

The more you love, the more you stand to lose….

Tessa’s head over heels for Lucien, the son of a French diplomat. Sexy, artistic, and daring, he brings out a completely new side of her. With him, Tessa feels beautiful and exotic. So when Tessa’s strict father forbids her to see Lucien, she’s determined to keep their relationship a secret.

But as Tessa gets caught up in Lucien, he becomes increasingly volatile. What she once found alluring about him now feels alarming. Tessa must figure out how far she’ll go for Lucien before she risks losing not just him, but everything she loves.

About The Author

Photograph by Amy Sinclair

Celeste Conway is a writer and artist. She currently resides in New York City.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 20, 2012)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442430327
  • Grades: 9 and up
  • Ages: 14 - 99

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Raves and Reviews

"Thick with evocative descriptions, Conway’s story is gripping and memorable."
--Publishers Weekly, January 23, 2012

"The plot twists are enough to keep readers of edgy, realistic fiction turning pages. The real strengths, however, are Conway’s ability to suggest motive and emotion in nuanced dialogue and the portrayal of Tessa’s growing gift for articulating the ironies of the complicated people in her world. As in all good literature, the epiphany is inevitably bittersweet."
--VOYA, February 2012

"Teen girls will recognize the urgency of first love and the ways in which it can take over one’s life. This is a solid addition to the darker side of the chick-lit genre."
--SLJ, March 2012

"This dark romance’s dreamy atmosphere, dangerous undercurrents, artistic characters, and overarching theme of fidelity and trust will win over fans of Courtney Summers and Siobhan Vivian."
—Booklist Online

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