The Girl I Didn’t Marry (Jessie & Nick #1)


From the moment fourteen-year-old Nick sets his eyes on Jessica Schultz, the new girl at school, he knows that she is the girl he will marry. Their easy friendship quickly develops into a high school romance even though her father fights it from the beginning. Nick’s family has ties to the mob and, living in Bensonhurst, New York, that is the last thing Mr. Schultz wants near his daughter. Nick knows that he must wait patiently for Jessie to turn eighteen and wait he does — for years, until the day he is the victim of a crime that changes his life forever. He pushes Jessie away and withdraws from the world. Will Jessie be able to break through Nick’s incredible stubbornness or has their chance for love been taken away forever?

“The Girl I Didn’t Marry” is a fast-paced, page-turning novel that will keep readers on the edge of their seats from beginning to end. The characters are well defined and engaging. Readers will be involved in the lives and innermost thoughts of each character while silently cheering for them to conquer all of the obstacles surrounding them. This novel ends on a cliffhanger; readers beware! The second book of the duet is already available for purchase, however. Those who enjoy young love, laughter, angst, and life-changing situations should fall in love with this novel. 

Tina Donovan