If you’re looking for a story about a good, humble girl, who’s been hurt by someone she thought she could trust, only to find out she’s not as vulnerable as she thought she was and discovers an empowering side of herself that falls in love with the guy who helps her find that self, blah, blah, blah...then you’re gonna’ hate my story.
Because mine is not the story you read every time you bend back the cover of the latest trend novel. It’s not the “I can do anything, now that I’ve found you/I’m misunderstood but one day you’ll find me irresistible because of it” tale. Why? Because, if I was being honest with you, I’m a complete witch. There’s nothing redeeming about me. I’m a friend using, drug abusing, sex addict from Los Angeles. I’m every girlfriend’s worst nightmare and every boy’s fantasy.
I’m Sophie Price...And this is the story about how I went from the world’s most envied girl to the girl no one wanted around and why I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.
***Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award - Publishers Weekly Reviewer***
While it is easy to immensely dislike self-absorbed, rich girl Sophie Price from the first page, when you looks deeper into her life, sympathy emerges. Sophie is a beautiful, rich snob -- but what she craves more than anything is love and approval from her father. When she is arrested for possession of cocaine for the second time, the judge -- who is in cahoots with her attorney and father -- sentences her to work in an African orphanage for six months. Surprisingly Sophie accepts her fate. But, unbeknownst to Sophie, her father’s attorney and her only confidant, Pembrook, has faith that she can change for the better via her sentence. Within the first hour at the orphanage, Sophie knows the world she knew is gone forever. The children are not your ordinary orphans. Most of the children have been maimed and have seen horrors no child should see. Sophie falls in love with the happiness and innocence of the children. In time, Sophie undergoes a transformation, and realizes that she will never again fit into her old world. The characters are well developed in this delightful page turner in which the horrors of war torn Africa are brought to life.