MAFIA ROMANCE ALERT!! Here’s where the much-loved The Pagano Brothers all started. 😉 And Jan LOVES this series BIG TIME (and the brother’s spinoff too). I can’t even believe after her raving about them for so many years (and “Deep” is one of her all-time favorites), that I still haven’t put this series reading order up. It’s time!!
Jan: Pagano family series. Mafia books but mostly not too violent and I’ve been enjoying the series. …Some of the books are better than others, and in fact they’re kinda mafia-lite.
Jan: Rooted. …it’s a great book. It’s actually a lovely book about Carmen Pagano, an older, single woman who takes her younger sister on an extended holiday to Paris, where Carmen meets a hot older guy, Theo, a successful author, and they have a wild affair. But what happens when the holiday is over???? I really liked this book. It’s not one of her biker books. The rest of this (Pagano) series are kinda “mafia” books, but this one about Carmen is mainly just a lovely, emotional CR.
Jan: My fav is Deep. Nick Pagano is the enforcer. Mid-forties, cold and hard as he has to be to do his job, and he thinks he will never really love a woman or have a family of his own. His relationship with Beverley is complicated and intense, and it’s no easy ride. But gradually Nick changes and grows as he develops a real relationship with a woman for the first time ever. The epilogue of this book is just beautiful, and shows how far Nick has come. …The love story in this book is very special. Beverley is perfect for Nick.
😀 Oh yeahhhhhhhh. A truly beautiful character transformation takes place in this book. Best one in the series IMO. I reckon you could read it standalone too.
About book #1
Carlo Pagano Jr. is the eldest son of a large Italian-American family in Quiet Cove, Rhode Island. He’s a disappointment to his father but a hero to the young son he is raising alone, after his wife abandoned them.
Sabina Alonzo-Auberon is a beautiful Argentine native married to one of the most powerful and wealthy men in New England. Though James Auberon is highly esteemed, the power and glamour the world sees hide a darker reality that exists within the walls of their home. Sabina is trapped in a life of control and abasement, living with a man too powerful and vengeful to escape.
Sabina doesn’t wish to be rescued and whisked away on a white horse. She’s not looking for a fairy tale hero; she knows the fairy tale is a lie. She’s waiting for the chance to save herself. But she won’t turn down help if it comes.
A fateful meeting with Carlo brings Sabina the chance to break free and make a life on her own terms. If any name demands respect and strikes fear more than Auberon, it’s Pagano. Carlo’s uncles head one of the most powerful ‘families’ in the Northeast, and they will offer their help—for a price.
What begins as an offer of assistance deepens into an intense bond, but before Carlo and Sabina can be together, they must overcome the obstacles in their path.
Together Carlo and Sabina seek true and honest love, and freedom from the demons of their pasts, but no quest was ever without its trials.
SERIES READING ORDER:
- Footsteps (The Pagano Family Book 1)
- Touch (The Pagano Family Book 2)
- Rooted (The Pagano Family Book 3)
- Deep (The Pagano Family Book 4)
- Prayer (The Pagano Family Book 5)
- Miracle (The Pagano Family Book 6)
- Susan Fanetti – The Pagano Brothers Series Reading Order <— SPINOFF!