Leslie Rhoads may have grown up in a small town, but is on the verge of becoming a supermodel in the Big Apple, when the 24-year-old is chosen to grace the cover of Style magazine and star in the controversial Passion Nights perfume ads. But before she can step into the spotlight, Leslie is assaulted by a drug gang and disfigured with a broken scotch bottle. Without her perfect face, she is lost and no amount of surgery can ever make her what she once was. Now trying to hide her face from the world, Leslie encounters more trouble as she seeks to rebuild her life: unrequited love, thoughts of suicide, and her assailant out to finish the job. Little does she know that a young girl named Angel will turn it all around, showing Leslie the joy and potential in life and the fact that love truly is blind.
I loved the themes of this book.
- First off Leslie is a beautiful young woman who refuses to model for the ads that would put her in a compromising light. For me that is just huge in today's society where girls really don't care about laying it all out there.
- Second, after she is assaulted she is brought to the point of learning that beauty is not just the outside. Our young girls need to learn that.
- Ace balances the plot and the characters wonderfully. You are on the edge of your seat as well as caring for the characters.