LucyLou: the Saletti Blood series by Vana Vargas looks like a pretty good Mafia type romance. Hmmmm….
Michelle: Hi Maryse, I just finished the Saletti Blood books and even though they have violence, the mobster romance is so, so good.
About book #1:
Ayana and Novella Lachlan are identical twin sisters, living in Italy with their mother and military stepfather. Having never been separated their entire lives, they’re forced to make the choice of staying together or going their separate ways when their mother decides to return to the United States. Ayana, having met the Italian man of her dreams who happens to be the policeman she assaulted outside a nightclub, can’t bear the idea of leaving him and chooses to remain in Italy. Novella, thinking neither of them should stay, chooses to join their mother in Miami. Ayana warns her not to go. Paladio Hijuelos, fresh from a South American prison where he’s been beaten and tortured for three years, returns to Miami and finds the lovely and young Novella. He can’t help the obsession he has for her and begins to turn her entire world upside down. Vincenzo Saletti, from a powerful and feared family in Bologna, learns his baby brother is missing and must find what happened to him. What he finds is a tragedy, and the wrong girl caught up in it. Will his family give the order to end her life, or will they find a reason to spare her?