<— MAFIA ROMANCE ALERT!! And BOOK #4 JUST WENT LIVE!!! This is a much-loved series (and author) amongst our book crew!! She writes all sorts of different genres (bikers are another one of her big ones!!) and she’s just amazing! Fans of Kristen Ashley will love her too!
Julie C: I haven’t read any of them yet but loved her Signal Bend series.
Jan: I love Susan Fanetti too. Her pagano family and also signal bend are books I’ve really enjoyed… ‘alphas-with-a-heart’ aplenty, but also quite gritty.
Jan: Hidden Worthiness (Pagano Brothers #2). A rare book I just didn’t want to put down. Just HAD to turn the page to see what happened next for the scarred, reclusive mafia dude and his ballerina. … I read it in less than 24 hours. Just could not stop till they got their HEA.
Erin M: I didn’t see it mentioned but Susan Fanetti’s The Name of Honor released this weekend. I just happen to stumble on it. I’m enjoying this series and can’t wait to read.
Jan: Ooh. Just found out a new Susan Fanetti is coming out on Jan 4th. The Name of Honor (Pagano Bros #4). Two books in that series made it to my 2019 top ten, so can’t wait for this one. I think it’s older MCs, too (not sure though) but I love more mature MCs with some life experience behind them. I don’t like most mafia series, but Fanetti does it so well. You really care about the characters and see what drives them. The romances are so beautifully done and heartfelt. …I think it’s better if you’ve read the other books first for this one, though. Fanetti’s characters are always so believable.
About book #1:
Against his father’s wishes, Trey Pagano made a choice to join the other side of his family and stand with Don Nick Pagano, head of the Pagano Brothers, the most powerful Family in New England. Now he strives to find the balance between these two sides of himself, between the father who raised him and the don who means to lift him up.
Seeking the brightest mind to keep his secrets, Don Pagano recruited Lara Dumas, a woman with a brilliant intellect bound up in a damaged mind and frail body. Lara has carefully constructed a small world for herself in a comfortable corner of Providence, building boundaries within her limits.
When Lara is hurt by Pagano Brothers’ enemies, the safety of her world is destroyed. The don assigns Trey to take her away and protect her—and the things she knows.
Hundreds of miles from home, hidden from danger and cut off from everything they know and trust, Trey and Laura grow close. Against his better judgment, Trey falls for the woman whose strength shines through the cracks in her psyche. Despite her trauma, Lara comes to trust the man who’s kept her safe.
Whether the bond they forge in safety can survive when they return to the world is a matter of faith—in themselves and in each other.
SERIES READING ORDER:
- Simple Faith (The Pagano Brothers Book 1)
- Hidden Worthiness (The Pagano Brothers Book 2)
- Accidental Evils (The Pagano Brothers Book 3)
- The Name of Honor (The Pagano Brothers Book 4) <— JUST WENT LIVE!!!