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Now is not the time for Carmen to fall in love. And Jeremy is hands-down the wrong guy for her to fall for. He is infuriating, arrogant, and the only person who can stand in the way of Carmen getting the one thing she wants most: to win the prestigious Guarneri competition. Carmen's whole life is violin, and until she met Jeremy, her whole focus was winning. But what if Jeremy isn't just hot...what if Jeremy is andlt;iandgt;betterandlt;/iandgt;? andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Carmen knows that kissing Jeremy can't end well, but she just can't stay away. Nobody else understands her--and riles her up--like he does. Still, she can't trust him with her biggest secret: She is so desperate to win she takes anti-anxiety drugs to perform, and what started as an easy fix has become a hungry addiction. Carmen is sick of not feeling anything on stage and even more sick of always doing what sheand#8217;s told, doing what's expected. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Sometimes, being on top just means you have a long way to fall....

About the Author

Jessica Martinez was born to two music lovers in Calgary, Canada. When she was just three years old, they put a violin under her chin. Miraculously, it stuck.  She went on to play across Canada and the United States, perform as a soloist with professional symphonies, and travel the world over for music. Jessica studied English at Brigham Young University, and now lives in Florida with her husband and two children. Her days are spent writing, running, and teaching her children to be music lovers too. She loves strawberries and crossword puzzles. She hates the last bite of dessert and having to apply sunscreen several times a day. Her greatest hope is that someday her five siblings will quit harassing her about ruining their childhoods with her violin-ing. Virtuosity is her first novel. Find out more at and follow her on Twitter at @jlmarti1.

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Martinez, Jessica
Simon Pulse
Love & Romance
Children s-General
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from 9
f/c matte jacket w/ spot UV
8.25 x 5.5 in
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from 14

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