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The Things You Kiss Goodbye

Leslie Connor

Connor’s (Dead on Town Line, 2005) latest is a heartbreaking tale about sophomore Bettina Vasilis who keeps to herself and is dominated by her Greek father. She has no friends until she meets basketball star Brady Cullen. Bettina is surprised when he asks her out and shocked that her strict father agrees to let them date. Brady is sweet and attentive at first, but his dark side soon emerges. By chance, Bettina meets a young man she calls "Cowboy,” who’s everything Brady is not. Soon their friendship turns into something more despite their 10-year age difference.