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.
I am always on the lookout for a new mafia themed romance or series and I think I have found a new one that could end up being a favorite if the rest of the series are as good as Gian was. It had everything I love in a romance book; chemistry, angst, sexiness, romance, some suspense and drama, characters that form a connection and are memorable.
Gian, what can I say about this hot, sexy, dominate, mafia Capo? Well besides what I just said I really loved how Gian not only protects Evie when it comes seeing her ex at his club but how he steps up and protects her when she sees something she shouldn’t. He knows there is chemistry between the two from the very start, and even though at first he doesn’t know who she is, he plans on making her his for a night or more at the very minimum.
Evie really wasn’t in a good place in her life, she found out her fiancée was cheating, she hasn’t recovered from her injury, oh and she witnesses something she shouldn’t. Evie had a fire to her that I really liked. I think she complimented Gian’s character well, and even when certain truth’s come out she stayed true to who she was.
Overall, Gian was a good start to the Trassato Crime Family series. I am really interested as to which direction that Ms. Cardiff plans on taking the series, but whatever way she does, this book whore plans on reading the next book for sure.
"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.
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.