Title: Blood & Loyalties
Author: Ryan Michele
Genre: Mob/Mafia Romance
Release Date: October 26, 2015 Cover Designer: Melissa Gill MGbookcovers Photographer: Kruse Images & Photography Cover Model: Josh McCann
Family meant everything.
Good, bad, right, wrong, legal, illegal—none of that mattered when it came to family. Family was and always would be number one.
Catarina Lambardoni stayed on the legal side of the family businesses by running Lambardoni Enterprises. Professionally, she was beyond successful. In her personal life, however, she was not, having just walked in on her boyfriend cheating on her.
Jag Maratelli, the boss’s right hand, worked extremely hard to sustain his position in the family and honored it with his life. When he was summoned to the East Coast for an unexpected meeting, a chance encounter with Catarina and one look into the fire within her made him a very determined man.
The chemistry between the two scorched hot, and Jag had been with enough women to know Catarina was something special, something he couldn’t allow himself to walk away from. Life had other ideas, though, when a betrayal in the family sent him two thousand miles away from her while danger lurked closer than anyone realized.
Would their connection be strong enough for both of them to pursue more?
Or would people and events from the past and present make that choice for them?
Ryan Michele has a huge obsession with reading, which only came to life after her best friend said she had to read Twilight. After reading that series, her entire world changed in the blink of an eye. Not only was she sucked into new worlds and all of the wonderful words authors put down on paper, she felt the urge to begin to write down the characters that played inside of her head. In doing so, Safe was born. When she’s not reading or writing, she spends time taking care of her two children and her husband, enjoying the outdoors and laying in the sun.
Blood & Loyalties by Ryan Michele
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
As always, Ryan Michele does a fantastic job, I loved this book! Catarina is niece of a mob boss and daughter of his right hand man. She’s grown up knowing that her family been involved with a lot of illegal activity but she spends her time legally running Lambardoni Enterprises, a business where her and her best friend/cousin play with people’s money in the stock market. We start off with Catarina showing how tough she is when she discovers her boyfriend is cheating on her she beats the crap out of him and when her brothers show up puts her foot down at them meddling in her life. This is also when she meets the sexy Jag. Jag is one of the boss’s right hand men that Catarina has never met because he’s usually working on the other side of the country. Upon seeing each other the attraction is immediate and to Catarina’s brother’s disapproval, they begin to see one another. Jag’s father was murdered when he was younger and Catarina’s father was accused of his murder, though the case was later dismissed due to lack of evidence. When Catarina suddenly breaks it off with Jag he knows it’s not because she doesn’t love him and sets out to figure out why she’s closing off.
I loved every page of this book, it’s well written, the characters are developed and it has just the right amount of humor+sexy to keep you flipping the pages. I couldn’t put it down once I’d started reading and as always I’m looking forward to Ryan Michele’s next release!
**Given in exchange for an honest review**
Review by Lee'Ann
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