Being Nobody (The Witness Series #1)by Heather D'Agostino
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Samantha Connelly has been on the run since she was seven years old. Forced into Witness Protection after her father saw something he shouldn't has caused her to learn to blend in. She's moved, changed her name, and her appearance more times than she can count over the last nineteen years all along wondering if it will ever end. Her handler, Kevin, along with her parents have assured her that it won't be forever, but as the years tick by she's slowly given up hope that she'll ever be normal.
Now at 26, Sam has moved to Chicago and is working at The Rusty Nail as a bartender calling herself Mallory. Her father passed away two years before leaving her to finish what he started...put away the 'bad guys'. Living on the run in hiding has been harder than she ever imagined, and finding love has always been out of the question. Who would want to be with someone they couldn't be honest with? She's resigned herself to being alone, until... Brian walks in.
Brian Sellers is everything Sam has been trying to avoid her entire life. He's clad in leather and torn jeans, donning several tattoos...all-in-all a bad boy. When their eyes connect one evening, everything she's ever told herself falls to the wayside as an indescribable draw pulls her to him. He's sexy and domineering, and something about him reminds her of a boy she used to know.
The more time she spends with Brian, the more she wants him, but...Brian is not everything he seems to be. When Sam happens to see the tat on his wrist, the same tat that her father saw all those years ago, she realizes she's flirting with the enemy. Brian has no idea that he's hanging out with the one girl his boss wants dead.
Can Sam hide her identity from the first man she's had real feelings for? What will Brian do when he finds out who she really is? Can love really conquer all?
Being Nobody is the first book in The Witness series.
This book contains profanity and graphic sexual situations. It may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 17.
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I received this book as an ARC for my honest opinion. I'm so happy I had an opportunity to read this book. From the first page in the prologue I was hooked on learning Mallory's story. Due to her Dad witnessing a crime the police put him and his whole family into the Witness Protection Program. Mallory (who's really Samatha) changes homes, schools, jobs, and identity's like she changes her underwear. From the age of 7 to 17 she's on the run hiding out from this gang that is stalking them from state to state. She falls in love with Devlin and her world becomes confusing. Mallory has yet to move again and leave her first love behind. Soon she's an adult living on her own and still wrapped up in her life as Mallory. One day a beautiful but dangerous man walks into the bar she's working in. Mallory's world is turned upside down and cue hot, sexy, discovery of her world meeting Brian's. Will Mallory learn to trust him, will Brian let her into his heart and into his secretive world? Or will all their secrets threaten to tear them and their emerging relationship apart? Well you'll just have to read it and find out! Keep in mind there are detailed, sex scenes and this book is suited for a mature audience. I loved this book, plot, characters, and premise for the story to develop. I'm looking forward to reading the sequel Becoming Somebody in the Witness series.
Loved it! I've read several of Heather D'Agostino's books, but this one was my favorite so far. I loved the storyline and I loved the characters. This is certainly a book that you won't be able to put down. Be sure to clear some time to read this one.
Being Nobody is a great start to the The Witness Series. Samantha is in the witness protection program because her father witnessed a grime by a very bad gang. She has moved around a lot. Currently she goes by the name Mallory. I loved Sam/ Mallory. She's a very loveable character. She was thrown onto the witness protection program because of her father and had to leave behind her first love Delvin. Because of the constant moving and name changing she feels like nobody. She meets Brian at the bar she works at. Brian reminds her of Delvin. He oozes sexiness and had some bad boy in him. Mallory is attracted to him. Brian pursues her, I liked that she made it difficult for him. She finally gives in and it seems like they have a great relationship. There relationship won't be easy. Brian is involved in the crime ring that Mallory's family is hiding from. Both Brian and Mallory are keeping secrets from each other. We know Mallory's secret right from the beginning. You have to keep guessing what Brian's secret is until towards the end of the book. Being Nobody is book one of The Witness series, so yes it has a cliffhanger. I can't wait to read the next one.