Carmen Polychronopoulos is a national merit scholar and a highly exceptional high school senior, but she has a terrible secret. Elliot Sharples is the young, disfigured custodian who adores her. Together they suspend the reader into a bittersweet, beauty-and-the-beast tale riddled with tragedy, hope, and inspiration.
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Imagine a visually stunning, discerning young woman with golden hair, azure-blue eyes, and a near-perfect figure. Her fiancé is a tall, blond-headed hunk of masculine magic who not only makes six figures a year, but also exudes a class, style, and charisma most men lack and certainly all envy. So if Paige has all of this and so much more, then why…
Carmen, who has been labeled “the ice queen” by her classmates, is a shy, introverted seventeen-year-old who has been abused by her widowed father for years. Elliot is a burn survivor who, despite many surgeries to his head and neck, is still far from having his old face back. Carmen and Elliot are two bruised and broken people who find one another and take comfort there, mustering the kind of strength together that they would never have as individuals. Elliot devises a plan to take Carmen away from the miserable life she has had to live, and her very survival depends on the plan’s success.
This story is a roller coaster ride of emotions that culminate in a way that’s shocking, and at the same time very believable. No matter what, love is worth fighting for every step of the way. Read on and you’ll see.