Jordana Albanese grew up in a world spun with lies, secrets, and multiple sins. Her father, Gene—reigning king in the Mafia for the last decade—never protected her from his underworld dealings—La Cosa Nostra. She learned at a young age that in order to survive in her world, one must be dominant. She wore the shield of control on a daily basis, but she deeply yearned to slip it off and dispose of it. Except, letting it go would mean letting it all go. And she didn’t want that. She learned of a compromise—where she could only let go of control in private, behind a closed door, while receiving orders from him. Not simply to be controlled, but to be dominated. The only problem was that her ambitions cut bone deep. Deeper than a belt across her ass. Deeper than the marks from the restraints he used to subdue and pleasure her. The permanent marks left were not visible to the human eye. They were profound wounds—scars—on her soul that only she could experience and draw strength from.
And that’s where she found the perfect balance in the two. Her submissive tendencies served her well in the bedroom. While in public, she was every bit as dominant as her male counterparts.
Review by Lorena
Two outstanding authors getting together and putting one of the best mafia books together....what more can I say other than this book blew me away.
Jordana loved to be dominated, she loved being a submissive but she was also a very strong woman who showed her power and she wanted people to see that she was a very powerful woman, coming from a powerful mafia family.
Stefan was the son of the rival mafia lord and although both families did not get along, it seemed like Jordana and Stefan had a sexual understanding between them. He was able to provide to her what she craved the most.....to be dominated. He served his purpose and he filled her needs as much as she filled his.
Can Jordana and Stefan make stop seeing each other in secret and come out and tell the world about their relationship? Or will both families have an issue with this and go against it since they have been feuding for years. One family blames the death of a son on the other family , but the question is.....did this family kill this son and why was he killed?
So many lies, deceit, betrayal and lots and lots of lusty sexual encounters between Jordana and Stefan. So explicitly good that is!!
Jordan almost found herself dead for trying to defend her brother's honer, but Stefan was there to save her and now she feels even more powerful after what she's done, but she also has nightmares and demons that won't let her be at peace with herself. Can Stefan fix her and have the old Jordana back?
I absolutely, freaking loved this book. Mafia books always have so much intrigue, suspense and action that it makes you sit here reading and unable to find yourself to put your device down because you need to find out all the answers to the missing puzzle.
I devoured this baby in one sitting and it was one outstanding read.
About the Authors:
Gina grew up reading Judy Blume, and Nancy Drew books. She was raised in the town of North Valley Stream, New York(Long Island), and attended community college for fashion design. At 19 years old, she opened a boutique. She's published four novels so far. Blood Ties(PNR), Beautiful Lies, Saving Abel, Forgiving Gia and soon Luca. When she's not writing, you can find her with friends and family. She resides in Massapequa, NY with her two beautiful boys. Reading has always been a passion and obsession of hers. You can usually find her typing furiously while shouting obscenities over her latest WIP. Her guilty pleasures are: a good laugh, being snarky, espresso, Pistachio ice-cream, alternative music, sunflower seeds, I.P.A's, twizzlers, and above all steamy swooning angst filled novels. She's pathologically obsessed with anything to do with royals, Games of Thrones, White Queen, Vampire Diaries, Resurrection, SOA, The Vikings and The Originals. If you'd like to chat, hit her up on Facebook or Twitter.
Leddy Harper had to use her imagination often as a child. She grew up the only girl in a house full of boys. At the age of fourteen, she decided to use that imagination and wrote her first book, and never stopped.
She often calls writing her therapy, using it as a way to deal with issues through the eyes of her characters.
She is now a mother of three girls, leaving her husband as the only man in a house full of females.
The decision to publish her first book was made as a way of showing her children to go after whatever it is they want to. Love what you do and do it well. Most importantly Leddy wanted to teach them what it means to overcome their fears.