Kidnapped and held for ransom...Things like this just don't happen to Maddie Lang! She's grown up in a sleepy little English village, so doesn't expect a research trip to Italy to end in her being held captive by the infamous Count Valieri...His price? Her innocence! Holding her under lock and key in his luxurious casa, the Count is ready to ...
In , After finally remembering the sexual abuse her father inflicted on her as a child, is now fully aware why she has hated him for so long. She remembers him saying that she had "backward pajamas" and that he had to "fix" them for her. She also remembers him forcing her to promise to not tell anyone. She freaks out when she sees him near and pushes him away. , now fully understanding Jane's resentment of their father, and his fear for Isabella he tells their dad that he needs to leave. Mr. Valieri leaves and the whole family goes into counseling to try and get through it. This is Lucas's final appearance on Degrassi.
Kidnapped and held for ransom...Things like this just don't happen to Maddie Lang! She's grown up in a sleepy little English village, so doesn't expect a research trip to Italy to end in her being held captive by the infamous Count Valieri...His price? Her innocence! Holding her under lock and key in his luxurious casa, the Count is ready to strike a deal to save his family - one with an unconventional method of payment! As much as Maddie wills her traitorous body not to respond, his practised touch sparks the first flickers of what could become dangerously addictive flames...'This is what the Modern series is all about! Sara writes with such passion and drama, can't wait for the next book.' - Jemma, 43, Norwich
Lucas Valieri was a former student at and , where he was commonly known as a delinquent, bully, and failure. He became the father of at age 14 after getting pregnant, and became a somewhat deadbeat dad after harming his relationship with Mia. He still lived with his mother after dropping out in his senior year. An unstable home life and a delinquent group of friends have led Lucas down many a dark path, though beneath his rough exterior, he means well. Short on attention-span and book smarts, most of Lucas’ recreational pursuits find him at odds with either school authorities or the law. He became so embarassing that his own sister, , changed her name from "Anastesia Valieri" so nobody would know they were related. Although, the siblings have grown to care a lot for each other, Lucas even threatened and kicked out their father after Jane confessed that he molested her as a child. Never afraid to speak his mind, Lucas’ sharp tongue gets him in as much trouble as his quick fists. However, he has a good heart, so if he can get away from his bad influences, he might actually make something of himself one day. Maybe.