This was a great intro to a new series. It started a bit slow with how Evangeline moved in with Gian and her feelings about the situation, but the second half was filled with twists and turns and I was on the edge of my seat.
Evie has just realized that she has wasted the last year of her life. She WA on her way to a dance career until she was injured and then a month before the wedding she finds her fiancé cheating on her. Things go from bad to worse when a a wrong decision forces her to pretend to be Gian’s fiancé. Gian just happens to be her best friends brother. Not to mention he is a bad boy and part of the Trassato crime family. Gian doesn’t want a fiancée, but once he makes the announcement he had no choice to go through with it.
Turns out that there is more going on in the background than you can imagine. The characters were a bit complicated to understand in the beginning…I struggle a bit putting all the pieces together. I was completely shocked by the twists and turns and the choice Evie made to protect Gian nearly tore my heart out. This has a HEA and it left me wanting more from the series.
Hero: Gian 4 Stars
Heroine: Evie 4 stars
Steam Level: 4 stars
Plot: 4 stars
Overall: 4 stars
Designation: Part of a series, can be read as a standalone
“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.