Hailed as one of USA Today's New Voices for her 2011 literary debut, Brooklyn Story, Suzanne Corso brings back the "true female voice" (The New York Times) of aspiring author Samantha Bonti in this breathtaking companion novel.
It was the decade of big money, big risks, big hair, and big dreams...and there was only one big city where it could all happen
Growing up in Brooklyn, Samantha Bonti knew the writer's life she was meant to live waited across the bridge in Manhattan. Summoning the courage to break free from an abusive mobster boyfriend, Sam finally leaves Bensonhurst and begins her new life, working as a temp in a Wall Street brokerage firm. Quickly, she's swept off her feet by Wall Street player Alec DeMarco, a man of boundless energy, appetites, desires, and the wealth to indulge it all. In a whirlwind courtship, Alec showers Sam with exquisite gifts, the city's finest cuisine, spontaneous weekend getaways, and, most of all, the love and security a girl from an unstable Brooklyn upbringing craves. But when the party's over - when Alec's high-flying career turns litigious and the big money is left on the table - will love be enough to sustain them? With her dream of publishing her novel still very much alive, Sam can't back down now; she must choose the life that's most true to who she really is inside.