The exceptions

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THE EXCEPTIONS will be Jonathan Bovaro's story, The Girl She Used to Be from the young mafioso's perspective.

As part of the Bovaro family, one of the most powerful and respected families in organized crime, violence is passed down to each member like other families share blue eyes or musical talent. Jonathan Bovaro always knew he become a part of that legacy, but he never realized how the beautiful little blonde girl he saw when he was ten years old could change the course of his life and the his family's legacy forever.

Melody Grace McCartney was with her parents, entering his family's restaurant, when Jonathan first saw her--a beautiful little girl with golden ringlets and an innocence he'd never seen before. But when the McCartneys saw a demonstration of that legendary Bovaro violent streak, it was clear they needed to be taken care of before they could tell prosecutors what they saw. But it was too late. The McCartneys joined the Witness Protection Program, but they're anything but safe.

As he comes of age, Jonathan is chosen to exterminate the McCartneys and prove himself. But as he watches her grow up, he can't get the little girl who becomes a beautiful but broken woman out of his mind....or his heart. Within the Bovaro clan, he pledges to kill her and her family. But he does that to keep her safe, to protect her from upstarts in the Bovaro organization who are out to gain power by exterminating her.

When they finally meet, Jonathan falls in love with Melody. She knows a part of himself that nobody else knows, the part of himself that he's hidden away. Torn between this duty to his family and his love for Melody, the mysterious, dangerous, yet vulnerable mafioso must choose between the life he's always known, the destiny his family carved out for him, and a future unlike anything he ever imagined.

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display_description"No loose ends. It's the Bovaro family motto. As part of the Bovaro clan, one of the most powerful and respected families in organized crime, Jonathan knows what he must do: take out Melody Grace McCartney, the woman whose testimony can lock up his father and disgrace his entire family. The only problem: he can't bring himself to do it. Had Jonathan kept his silence, Melody and her parents would never have been identified and lured into the Witness Protection Program, able to run but never to hide. So he keeps her safe the only way he knows how-by vowing to clean up his own mess while acting as her shield. But as he watches her take on another new identity in yet another new town, becoming a beautiful but broken woman, Jonathan can't get her out of his mind...or his heart. From the streets of Little Italy to a refuge that promises a fresh start, Jonathan will be forced to choose between the life he's always known, the destiny his family has carved out for him, and a future unlike anything he's ever imagined."--Dust jacket.
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ils:164669BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishGrand Central Pub., [2012]468 pages ; 24 cm.
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subject_facetBovaro family (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Bovaro, Jonathan (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Organized crime -- Fiction
Suspense fiction
Witnesses -- Protection -- Fiction
title_displayThe exceptions
title_fullThe exceptions / David Cristofano
title_shortThe exceptions
topic_facetBovaro family (Fictitious character)
Bovaro, Jonathan (Fictitious character)
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
Man-woman relationships
Organized crime
Suspense fiction