Series: Trassato Crime Family #1
Author: Lisa Cardiff
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 28, 2016
I only ever had one dream—my name in bright lights for the world to see. And I had a plan to make it all happen.
Move to New York. Find an agent. Work hard. Then with a little luck mixed in with some natural talent, I’d be a Broadway star.
One devastating injury and a broken engagement later, I have nothing to show for my life except an empty bank account and a jaded heart.Desperate to salvage my dreams, I agree to interview for a job with my best friend’s brother, Gian Trassato.
Gian is charming. He’s magnetic. He’s connected to the Trassato Crime Family, and everything I should stay away from, but I don’t have a choice. I need the job.
Just when I thought I was about to get my life and career back on track, I make one thoughtless mistake. I go back to the club to pick up my purse and witness something Gian’s enemies would kill to keep secret.
Now I’m being sucked deeper and deeper into a terrifying world I don’t understand…
Friends and enemies are interchangeable. Honor and family are everything. And the scariest part of all…I might actually be getting lost in Gian.
“Sexy. Gritty. Passionate. Intense. Gian is going to rock your world.”
“I really liked this book. Clubs, Mobsters, drive-bys oh my!”
I wanted to spend the night getting lost in this woman. I wanted to kiss her. Taste her. Adore her. I wanted to put the past and the future in a sealed box and pretend it didn’t exist for a few hours.
I should walk out this door right now, but the longer I looked at her, the more my logic crumbled. I leaned forward, my lips only a whisper away from hers. My brain cells scrambled.
I smelled a hint of jasmine. I saw the tiny gold flecks in her otherwise dark irises. I counted the sprinkle of freckles on her nose. She had seven. It was my new favorite number.
Fuck Tony. He could wait.
“Evie,” I groaned, unable to resist any longer. She was the forbidden fruit, and I needed another taste of her brand of sin. I let my lips glide across hers. Once. Twice. Her eyes drifted closed, and a faint hum slipped through her full lips.
“Gian, what the hell are we doing?”
“I don’t know.” And I didn’t. This was madness.
Gian is a great start to a new series! Who doesn’t love a bad boy who seems to be the smitten kitten (thank you Phoebe Buffay) with a woman?
Gian is a capo in the Trassato crime family. He’s a cold, calculating man who takes care of business. For the most part, until he meets Evie.
Evie is a friend of his sister’s who is down on her luck and really needs a job. So Gian’s sister pleads for him to give her a job. Evie ends up seeing something she shouldn’t have in Gian’s office and rather than “offing” her, Gian claims her. As long as she’s claimed, she’s safe from repercussions of what she saw.
So many twists and turns and it’s such a great read.
This story sets a great tone to the family and how they are. I can’t wait for Carmela’s story!
After spending years practicing law and running a real estate development company with her husband, Lisa decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer and she must confess that inventing characters is so much more fun than writing contracts and legal briefs. A native of Colorado, she lives with her husband and three children in Denver.