My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Anistasia moves to Brooksville where she meets John. The duo hit it off almost instantly and become best friends before it
grows into something more than friendship. While they blossom together they have to go through the daily routine of high
school drama and jealous ex’s on John’s part and over bearing brothers on Anistasia’s part. But each struggle seems to hold
the two together even more.
Along with the daily high school problems they also have to deal with the mafia hunting down Anistasia, John’s mafia father,
and the every other weekend street races. Running from bad guys, keeping the cops out of the know how, and trying to stay
undetected is proving to be more of a handful when the only person you can trust is also on the run.
This is the first novel I've read by Toni Sinns, her writing is good, story flowed well, character development was good and the story held my interest. It had some mystery/suspence and of course romance.
This is a story of a young woman named Anistasia who lives with her brother and is attending high school. We first see her you can clearly tell Anistasia is not a happy person and you see she has many secrets. We meet John who of course it looks like he has the bad boy status all wrapped up. John and Anistasia form a friendship, the both love fast cars and racing them.
As things begin to unfold in this story we see there is things going on behind the scene's. Anistasia and her brother are hiding from someone. John is holding back some family secrets.
Together these two learn to trust each other and work at trying to keep each other safe and out of trouble.
I enjoyed this story, Toni Sinns seems to have written a good book. I definetly will read her next book.
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John had started piling a few things on the table, "I'll take her to the clinic tomorrow if she's not feeling any better. Anistasia and I are going for a picnic. She let me in her door so now I owe her a date." He didn't mention anything about Xander, he wasn't sure if Anistasia would want her to know, so he would tell his mom later and have her keep quiet about it.
Anistasia felt herself turn blush red at how that sounded. “You know you didn’t have to come in the door.” She smiled turning to look at John and the food he was piling on the table. “Then you wouldn’t have to be forced onto this date with me.” She couldn’t help but laugh at her words and smile. Keeping a straight face was a lot harder than it should have been. She walked over next to the table. “Do you want me to help you do anything?” She asked looking down at the array of food.
"Tell me what you'd like so we don't have to take so much." He said standing straight and looking at what he had gathered. "I'd hate to say but I haven't done this since I've been with Rachel, and she's an incredibly indecisive person." His mother cringed a bit at his mention of Rachel. She thought it wasn't wise to mention an ex in front of another girl on a date. John smiled at his mother's reaction. "Don't worry, where we're going she would never dare travel. So it’s something different entirely."
Anistasia smiled and laughed. "Well let’s see what looks good..." After some time looking over the food and sorting out some chips, fruit salad, left over mac n cheese, some sandwiches, and a large slice of cake she helped put the rest back in the fridge. "That looks like a good meal." She laughed and smiled. "That is probably smart of her. I still owe her for these claw marks on my cheek but now I'm a little excited. Are we going to a haunted house or something?" She laughed at her own stupid joke.
He chuckled "Well that's where we're going to start." He then finished packing up everything in a bag he found. "Ready?" He asked Anistasia. "Sounds adventurous, I'm ready when you are." She smiled and looked back at his mother. "It was a pleasure to meet you."
"You too dear." His mom bid them farewell and once again John opened and closed the door for Anistasia. When they were all set in the car he drove off away from the town and into the outskirts towards some mountains in the distance.
Anistasia stared out the car window as the houses got further apart and the trees and open fields took up the landscape. "It is so gorgeous out here." She spoke in awe of the scenery she was taking in.
He glanced over to her and smiled at her pleasure, "I always thought so." he said. Not too long later he pulled into a dirt driveway hidden by trees, down the road it lead to a house in the middle of a clearing. The house was decent sized and starting to fall into disrepair. "There it is." He smiled looking over at her before noticing that a couple of black cars were parked in front of the house. His face turned grim "Hold on." He told Anastasia in a panic, his corvette's engine screaming, he pulled a 180 in the dirt and sped off back down the driveway and towards town, far faster than he had driven up.
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