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?
Review by: Erin
I am a huge fan of Ryan Michele and when I saw this blurb, I had to read it. I am not usually a fan of crime family / mafia romance, but I thought with this author I would give it a try. It was incredible. I love Catarina! She is not a simpering, no brain fool. That woman is fierce! She is not one to roll over for anyone. She knows what she wants and she goes after it. She is close with her family, but she does not let them push her around. She stands up for herself. Jag is the definition of Alpha. He is tough when he needs to be, protective to a fault, and sweet on Catarina. He does not bow down to her family. Their chemistry is explosive and you will need dry panties on hand. The author did an incredible job with these two characters. I can’t wait to see where this series will lead!
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.