These violent delights have violent ends…
Gigi Caputo is fed up. A vicious act of vandalism has dealt another blow to her family’s proud pizza heritage, and the Montes–owners of a rival Italian restaurant–are clearly to blame. The hostility goes far beyond bragging rights for best pizza in Chicago. The Montes have been bent on destroying Cap’s for four generations. Even if it means putting herself in harm’s way, Gigi’s determined to get to the bottom of the feud. Instead, in a secret encounter with Roman Monte, the very boy whose relatives have brought her family such grief, she finds both danger and love at first sight. If the daughter and son of these two warring families fall for each other, can it be anything but a recipe for disaster? Slowly, Gigi and Roman learn that their story is fatefully linked to the summer of 1933, when two twelve-year-olds, Benny and Nick, hop the turnstile at the Chicago World’s Fair. The most stunning wonder of the fair is Stella, who innocently causes a lasting rift between the two boyhood. Wending its way through past and present day, this modern take on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is bittersweet, funny, and intensely exciting. It’s classic romance–a tale of hate and the only force that can ever defeat it: love.
About The Author
Kim Askew and Amy Helmes are the authors of Tempestuous and Exposure, the first two acclaimed novels in the Twisted Lit series, modern retellings of the Shakespearean classics The Tempest and Macbeth. They live in California, where Amy is a weekly contributor to The Rundown, a free daily e-mail service that keeps subscribers informed on what’s new and cool in LA. Follow Amy on Twitter @amyhelmes. Kim is a content manager for the Webby-winning teen site www.FashionClub.com. Follow Kim on Twitter @kaskew.