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Stolen Kisses, Secrets, and Lies (Mob Princess Series #2)

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It ain't easy being the boss....

Life's been tough for Kate Blessing. Her parents are still on the outs, the family's about to hit the mattresses, and one of their own is threatening to pull rank. Kate's also managing two guys: one whose parents don't approve of her, and one who's the son of her dad's rival.

Kate may not know who to trust, but she's got to step up. If the family falls apart, it won't just be ...

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Overview

It ain't easy being the boss....

Life's been tough for Kate Blessing. Her parents are still on the outs, the family's about to hit the mattresses, and one of their own is threatening to pull rank. Kate's also managing two guys: one whose parents don't approve of her, and one who's the son of her dad's rival.

Kate may not know who to trust, but she's got to step up. If the family falls apart, it won't just be ugly...it'll be deadly.

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Gr 9 Up
Things haven't been easy for Kate Blessing. Her mom has moved out and her father's business is falling apart. Then, while on a fact-finding mission for her dad, she has a magical night with Nick Blattaria. The Blattarias and Blessings are rival organized-crime families vying for the same territory. While Kate's father, the boss of the Blessing syndicate, is fending off members of his own family, he turns to Kate for both solace and advice on how to operate the business. In order to forget Nick, she takes her mother's advice, given to her over their cocktail lunch in between Kate's high school classes, to use incredibly handsome and rich Teddy Fitzgerald as a diversion. Meanwhile, Kate's best friend's sexual escapades end up on the Internet. The friend takes it in stride, figuring Pamela Anderson and Paris Hilton made it big the same way. Throw in the FBI, a mole in the organization, an impending mob war, and sex and you have an HBO drama in the making. Unfortunately, the novel falls short. Kate and her friends are shallow, and it is hard to believe that a hardened crime boss would value the opinion of a high school junior.
—Angela M. Boccuzzi-ReichertCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416935414
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 9/18/2007
  • Series: Mob Princess Series , #2
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,027,115
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Todd Strasser has written many critically acclaimed novels for adults, teenagers, and children, including the award-winning Can’t Get There from Here, Give a Boy a Gun, Boot Camp, If I Grow Up, Famous, and How I Created My Perfect Prom Date, which became the Fox feature film Drive Me Crazy. Todd lives in a suburb of New York and speaks frequently at schools. Visit him at ToddStrasser.com.

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  • Posted November 17, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com

    Previously, in FOR MONEY AND LOVE, Kate Blessing finds herself waist deep in problems. First her mom leaves her dad, then she finds out that her dad's mistress is pregnant. Two guys, Teddy and Nick, are beginning to show interest in her. Her dad, Sonny, is beginning to lose his touch and Kate starts giving out advice and solutions to their problems. If only some of those solutions would solve her problems. <BR/><BR/>Kate is back, but now her problems are neck high. Even though her dad may forgive her for having relations with the enemy, Sonny and the entire "family" are in trouble. Both the rivals and the authorities are catching on to what they are doing, and if the family doesn't find a way to make peace and a little money along the way, they can kiss their business goodbye. <BR/><BR/>Of course, Kate has to find a way to solve the problems, fast. She can't sit there and watch her family go down. But having two guys involved isn't much help. Especially since one is always MIA and the other one has parents who do not seem to trust Kate or her dad. <BR/><BR/>Who knew being a Mob Princess, an inexperienced one at that, could be such hard work. <BR/><BR/>Intense, gripping, and as hilarious as ever, STOLEN KISSES, SECRETS, AND LIES is the perfect follow-up and is what this series is all about. Todd Strasser makes readers want to be like Kate, except without all those family problems. Now readers will just have to wait for the next and last novel in the series (COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS) and wish that a trilogy has more than three parts to it.

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  • Posted November 17, 2008

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    It's called fiction for a reason, people. It's not supposed to be realistic. I think that the 2nd Mob Princess was intersting, but not as good as the 1st. I am hoping that the 3rd book is better, but overall, I liked the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2008

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    i read this book because my english teacher told me to read it. she said that i would like it for sure...i was so disappointed. it looked like a book i was sure to like. but it is just soo boring. and a 'mob princess?' it was kind of stupid at the same time...i didn't like it whatsoever. im in high school and even I thought it was a book not for my age. i don't recommend you reading this book unless you are 13 or over...sooooooo bad. don't waist your money on it

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