Synopses & Reviews
All Magnolia Vickers ever wanted was to follow in her father's path and head up the Family business. And, once upon a time, she and Carter Landlow were going to do it together. But new legislation is about to destroy the Family's operations in the black-market organ trade, and Carter, her love, is dead.
Then Maggie runs into Alex, who needs something her family is uniquely able to deliver, and he's willing to manipulate her to get it. Maggie hates being blackmailed into fulfilling his bargain, but the longer it takes to help him--and as Alex's health declines--Maggie is surprised to find herself falling for him. Like it or not, if she wants to save Alex's life and carve out a place in the new legalized organ business, she's going to have to fight for both.
With swoon-worthy romance and thrilling tension perfect for fans of Holly Black and Kimberly Derting, this second book in the Once Upon a Crime Family series will hold readers spellbound.
"Riveting." Kirkus Reviews
"A satisfying sequel that continues black market organ drama with liberal doses of romance, angst, and suspense." School Library Journal
"Just like her first Once Upon a Crime Family novel, Schmidt's well-written second installment delivers just as many raw, emotional moments and risky, suspenseful situations. Getting to know Maggie is a real gift. If you need a break from dystopian YA but are in the mood for something just as thrilling, start this series immediately." RT Book Reviews
"Deeply emotional...works well for readers who like their sweet romance mixed with spicy suspense." BCCB
About the Author
Tiffany Schmidt is the author of Hold Me Like a Breath, Send Me a Sign, and Bright Before Sunrise. She's a former teacher who's found her happily ever after in Pennsylvania with her saintly husband, impish twin boys, and a pair of mischievous puggles. Visit Tiffany online at www.TiffanySchmidt.com