I’ve become an expert at avoiding things that could hurt me—which means I will figure out how to stay away from Marco Leone.

Seventeen-year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend’s death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: Nothing matters. At least, that’s what Frankie tells herself after a reckless mistake forces her to leave her privileged life in the Heights to move in with her dad—an undercover cop. She transfers to a public high school in the Downs, where fistfights don’t faze anyone and illegal street racing is more popular than football.

Marco Leone is the fastest street racer in the Downs. Tough, sexy, and hypnotic, he makes it impossible for Frankie to ignore him—and how he makes her feel. But the risks Marco takes for his family could have devastating consequences for them both. When Frankie discovers his secret, she has to make a choice. Will she let the pain of the past determine her future? Or will she risk what little she has left to follow her heart?

My thoughts

The story of Frankie and Marco lays between rich and poor; and posh and gangs. It was so good that I can’t put it down and I have to read it in one go. I guess what the story taught me is how hard to let go someone we love, not only with the case of Frankie but also with Abel, and how the characters did anything to their loved ones, like Marco, Cruz and Frankie. And that there are some people, like Deacon, who’s more than willing to forget he rest of the world, including his friend, for money; and Frankie’s dad who I really found selfish and thinks about himself and his cases.

5/5 stars for everyone looking for a “bad boy who had a soft as cloud heart”. *wink*


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