We are the Rossetti’s.
The exiled “sixth family” of the New York mafia. We’re the good guys.
People don’t fear us…much. They respect us.
The five of us? We’re the Brooklyn Brothers.
And we protect what’s ours.
Jasmine Kingston should run from me. I mean, she should literally pick up her dress, toss away her heels, and haul ass in the complete opposite direction. Because for the last few months that she’s been in New York and taking the fashion world by storm, I’ve been watching her. From my ivory tower, from the shadows. Wherever she’s been, I’ve been only feet away, and she hasn’t even realized it.
I can’t stay away and watch one more man take his shot with her. She needs to know what she’s doing to me. Especially since things are heating up with my family’s enemies. I just pray those enemies don’t discover my only weakness. Maybe it was the wrong way to go. Maybe I should never have touched her. Never treated myself to her addictive taste. But I can’t alleviate this obsession I have with her any more than I can put a bullet between my own eyes.
She’s mine to protect now.
I’ll burn my entire fortune to the ground and take ten of those bullets before I let anything happen to her.
I just hope she doesn’t find out what I’ve done.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
New to me author
Set in my city
Sign me up! Lace and Lies ticks the boxes of all the things I like to read and I was into it from the start.
I won't lie. It took me a hot minute to warm up to Cris. It almost seemed as if he was into Jasmine for less than pure reasons, but it didn't take long for that notion to go out the window. I loved the way he was with her. Patient and generous while still pushing her for more. More of her time, more of her heart.
Jasmine was no slouch either. I loved her work ethic. Her drive. Her friendships. How she gave so much of herself to the things were close to her heart. What she didn't have time for was distractions, i.e., Cris. But it didn't take long for his charm to wear her down and worm his way into her heart.
I loved the romance. How they didn't try to change each other but made time for one another. Embraced the chaos that was their hectic lives. The stolen moments, the lunches, the check-ins all made me swoon and root for them. But when an enemy comes knocking it sets off a chain of events that changes everything.
Lace and Lies kept me glued to my kindle. Cris and Jasmine's love story was full of twists and turns, but also humor and heat. While I did want a little more fallout from what happened when Cris' biggest secret was revealed, I'm still content with the way this ended. AND! I can't wait to see what Melanie Munton has in store next for this connected but not really family.
About the Author
Melanie grew up in a small town in rural Missouri. After marrying her husband, she decided she wanted to try coastal life because why not? A few months later, they moved to North Carolina where she discovered her passion for writing, and they never looked back. They are now enjoying life with their beautiful daughter in Savannah, GA and loving every minute with their little Georgia peach.
Melanie’s other passion is traveling and seeing the world. With anthropology degrees under their belts, she and her husband have made it their goal in life to see as many archaeological sites around the world as possible.
She has a horrible food addiction to pasta and candy (not together…ew). And she gets sad when her wine rack is empty.
At the end of the day, she is a true romantic at heart. She loves writing the cheesy and corny of romantic comedies, and the sassy and sexy of suspense. She aims to make her readers swoon, laugh out loud, maybe sweat a little, and above all, fall in love.