Kiss Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez
Valentina Cruz no longer exists.
One moment she was wrapped in Emilio's arms, melting into his kiss. The next, she was witnessing the unthinkable: a murder in cold blood, ordered by her father and carried out by her boyfriend. When Emilio pulled the trigger, Valentina disappeared. She made a split-second decision to shed her identity and flee her life of privilege, leaving the glittering parties and sultry nightlife of Miami far behind.
She doesn't know how to explain to herself what she saw. All she knows now is that nothing she believed about her family, her heart, or Emilio's love was real.
She can change her name and deny her past, but Valentina can't run from the truth. The lines between right and wrong, and trust and betrayal, will be blurred beyond recognition as she untangles the deceptions of the two men she once loved and races to find her own truth.
Is it hard keeping Lucien and Marcel from knowing about the real you? Will you ever tell them the truth?
Not hard at all. Lucien doesn’t care about anybody but himself, and from what I’ve seen, Marcel is always stoned. I could probably tell Marcel my life story and he wouldn’t remember it the next day. Actually, I can’t imagine why I’d ever tell either of them. I can’t stand them, and my past has nothing to do with them.
This isn’t the kind of freedom people yearn for. I don’t prefer life as Jane, but I prefer being Jane, if that makes sense. I’ll always miss my sisters and how easy life was with kind of wealth, but I can’t ever be ignorant again. I can’t go back.
No. And no.
I used to, but now I don’t know. Emilio isn’t who I thought he was, and what’s happily ever after with a lie? It’s nothing. It’s smoke.
I used to trust people, and I never used to worry about anything. Sometimes I think about how easy life was and wish I’d never found out, but other times I think about that girl and hate her for being so ignorant. I don’t ever want to be that girl again.