Simon and Schuster
On Sale: September 28, 2010
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Women's Fiction Contemporary
Tall, blond, and willowy, this twenty-two-year-old seems
to have everything going for her—she’s rich and gorgeous,
a talented singer, and has just returned to her Park
Avenue penthouse after a year studying in Paris. But since
her mother’s tragic death years ago, her father, an
extremely successful financier, has been her only family—
and if she’s being honest, her only true friend.
All that changes when Jacob Williams is arrested on
charges of fraud, and the SEC freezes the family’s bank
accounts. With her father in jail and her partying pals
suddenly scarce, Charlotte escapes Manhattan and heads to
the one place she doesn’t think anyone will come looking:
Determined to rebuild her life, Charlotte moves in with
her beloved former nanny and finds a job in a local
restaurant. Between trying to make ends meet and hiding
from her past, she meets Kat, a fellow fashionista who
introduces her to the best of the Big Easy’s bohemian
style. With Kat by her side, Charlotte begins to haunt
nightclubs, securing singing gigs that soon begin to heat
up—as does her friendship with a local boy, Jackson.
But Charlotte’s being followed by an angry stalker who
wants nothing more than to destroy her for her father’s
crimes. And with Mardi Gras just around the corner, the
masquerade has only just begun . . .
From the stylish avenues of Manhattan and dark clubs of
the French Quarter to the bright lights of Los Angeles,
the multitalented Nicole Richie’s scintillating tale shows
that the very life you run from is the one that won’t let
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