When comparing books, I have to say the first book was hands down the best. I don’t know what happen between the first book and this one, the story fell flat. I mean really, Simone’s best friend asks her to listen to some tapes and instead of started with tape A, she listens to tape C first. That’s like reading the last three chapters of a book first and when finished start at the beginning. Somewhere between the first book and the last book the Simone character last something for me. The only character that was true to form was Andriano. He was consistent in what he felt for Simone. Simone played too many games and was not true to herself in this part of the story.